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CLOSE ROLLS 



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PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

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A.D. 1333—1337. 



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CONTENTS. 



Preface --,.-.---.. -v 

Corrigenda ..--.....vii 

Calendar - ...-1 

Index -.-...-...- 741 



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PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of tlie Close Rolls from the reign of Edward II. to that 
of Edward IV., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign 
of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313). The text has been 
prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners 
of Her Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. A. B. Hinds, M.A., 
and he has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Pul)lic Record Office, 

November 1898. 



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C 11 R I G E N D A. 



Page 7, line 4, for "sheriff of London " read " sheriffs of Loudon." 
„ 75, „ 7 from bottom, /or "Berks" j-earf " Buckingham." 

6 and 12 from bottom, ybr " wardeset " read " wardefct." 
2 from bottom, for " Guitardus, sheriff" lead " Guicardus, ricovtle." 
2, for " Guitardus " read " Guicardus." 
17 and 28, for "wardeset" read " wardefet." 
6 from bottom, /o?- "North" read "South." 
10 from bottom and last line, for " wardeset" read " wardefet." 

8, for " Osgodly " read " Osgodby." 
8 from bottom, for " Streth " read " StrecL." 

9, for " Drentou " read " Dreuton." 
30, for " Fishyde " read " Fifhyde." 

4 from bottom, for " Fishid " read " Fifhid." 
23, /or "Bath" read "Somerset." 
9, for " Bovet " read " Bonet." 
5, for " Wells " read " Wilts." 
649, next to last lice, for " Vivent " read " Vinent." 





89, 




103, 




104, 




112, 




120, 




122, 




126, 




164, 




173, 




186, 




215, 




304, 




335, 




535, 



CALENDAR 

OP 

CLOSE ROLLS. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



Membrane 27. 



1333. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

Burstwick. land, and Westmorland. Order not to distrain Philip de Meaux, knight, John 
de Nottele and John de Waldeby for their homage and fealties, because they 
have done homage and fealties to the king for the lands which they hold of 
him. 

Vacated because on the roll of the 6th pear, 

Jan. 29. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

York. deliver Richard de Cressy of Wandisleye, imprisoned at Nottingham for 

trespass of venison in Shirwode forest, if he shall find twelve mainpernors, 

who will undertake to have him before the justices next in eyre for pleas of 

the Forest in co. Nottingham to stand to right concerning the said trespass, 

Jan. 25. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

York. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Westtillebury and Westnewelond which he had taken into 
the king's hand under colour of the king's writ on the death of Idonia, 
daughter of John de Tillebury, restoring the issues to William Vaghan and 
Joan his wife, as William and Joan hold those manors by a fine levied in 
the court of the late king, for Joan's life, as they have shown to the king 
by their plaint. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

York. elected in place of Sampson atte Lese, who is iusufficiently qualified. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of Philip de Pympe, who is physically unfit to perform the duties of 
that office. 

Jan. 27. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

York. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause William de Welle 
son of Philip de Welle to have full seisin of the lands which Joan 
de Kemesyk held in dower for her life of the inheritance of the said 
William de Welle and which that escheator had taken into the king's hand 
on Joan's death, restoring the issues to William ; as on 22 April last the 
king took the homage of William de Welle, son and heir of Philip de Welle 
and Isabella his wife, for the lands which his father held at his death of the 
king in chief, in his demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick, and for the lands 
which his father held of the king in chief, for life, of the inheritance of 
Isabella, and the king rendered these lands to W illiam and ordered William 
Trussel, late escheator beyond Trent, to give William de Welle full seisin 
of the said lands on accepting security from him for rendering his 
reasonable relief to the king at the exchequer ; and William Truspel 

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1333 _ Membrane 27 — cont. 

delivered the said lands which Philip so held for his life of Isabella's 
inheritance, mother of the said William de Welle, but detained the lands 
which Joan held for life in dower, as William has informed the king. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 

York. allowance to be made to William de Esyngton, late chamberlain of Chester, 
for the costs and expenses which he shall be found to have incurred in 
transporting money from the issues of his office to London, Kenilworth, and 
Wodestok at different times by virtue of divers orders of the king and his 
father, for which expenses William has hitherto received no allowance. 

Jan. 31. To the mayor and sheriffs of the city of London. Because the king has 

York. been informed that the mayor, aldermen and community of that city 
ordained for the honour and cleanliness of the place, under certain penalties, 
that the butchers should slaughter their beasts without the high streets and 
public passages, and not in other streets, and expose the entrails upon their 
stalls where their flesh is on sale, and not to expose for sale anything genera- 
ting an unpleasant odour {orrorem vel fetoreni) and that the shops for the sale 
of bowels and tripe (bouellar' et tripMar') shall be transferred from the 
high street of Estchep and other high streets to the side lanes, so that a 
clean and decent way may be prepared for magnates and other people going 
towards the Tower of London on their affairs, the king therefore orders the 
mayor and sheriffs to cause the said ordinances to be proclaimed in fit 
places within the city, and observed in all the articles, under the penalties 
contained in them. Et erat patens. 

Jan. 29. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

York. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain lands in Little ChishuU and Stepelbumstede, restoring the issues, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Swyneford, on the day he died, held no lauds in his lordship as of fee of 
the king in chief, in that bailiwick, but that he held the said lauds of 
Agnes, late the wife of John de Argentein, by a certain service, and that 
John son of the said .John is his next heir and aged four years. 

Jan. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to Simon de Ruggeley, chamberlain of Chester, for 49/. 13s. 4rf. on 
the arrears of his account, as on 12 December last the king ordered him to 
cause all the money from the issues of his office, levied or to be levied by 
him, and the arrears of his account lately rendered at the exchequer, 
together with all other debts which were then owing to the king in that 
bailiwick, and which he could levy, to come into the wardrobe of the king's 
son, Edward, to be delivered by indenture to Master John de Brunham, 
keeper of the wardrobe there, any other order to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing, and Simon paid 49/. 13s. 4(/. to that keeper out of the arrears of his 
said account, by virtue of that order. 

Jan. 28. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesor castle. Order to cause the 

York. houses, walls, and bridges of that castle, the houses and walls of the king's 
garden without the castle, the houses and ponds of Wyndesor park, the 
paling and enclosure about the park, the houses and walls of the manor of 
Kenyngtou, and the paling and Avail about the park there, to be repaired and 
amended where necessary out of the issues of that bailiwick by the view 
and testimony of the viewers of works there. 

Jan. 25. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Rhys {Reso) son 

York. of Rhys ap Mereduk, a Welshman, now imprisoned in Norwich castle, the 

arrears of the wages, which he was accustomed to receive in the time of the 

king's grandfather and father, from the time of that sheriff's appointment, 

and to pay such wages henceforth from the issues of that bailiwick. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1333. Membrane 27 — cont. 

Jan. 29. To Henry le Gulden, escheator in co.s. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall, and 

Voik. Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with the fourth part of the manor 
of Hardyngton, and a carucate of land in Wytenyne, co. Somerset, and the 
hamlet of Milton Faucomberge, savinoj the homage due to the king in this 
part, restoring the issues, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that William de Faucomberge, at his death, held the said 
fourth part and carucate of the inheritance of Matilda, his wife, and he also 
held the said hamlet jointly with Matilda of the gift of Walter Wale, by a 
fine levied in the late king's court, and that tlie said fourth part and 
carucate are held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, 
and the hamlet is held of John de Fenles by knight's service, and that 
Robert de Faucomberge, son of the said William and Matilda, is his next 
heir and of full age. 

Jan. 30. Roger, vicar of Rotyngton church, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass 

York. of vert in Shirwod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices next in 
eyre for pleas of the Forest in that county. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

York. demand which they have caused to be made on the men of Newcastle-upon- 
Tyne for the debts which they owe to tlie king for the victuals of the 
^ king and his father bought by them at Newcastle, Carlisle, and Skymburnesse 
to be superseded, and to give them acquittance thereof, as the king had 
pardoned them the said debts on 27 October last, in consideration of the 
losses, damage, burning and destruction the men of Northumberland had 
sustained by reason of the late war between the kingdom and Scotland. 

By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. A like order. By the same writ. 

Jan. 28. To William de Hatton, keeper of the manor of Shaldeford, co. Surrey. 
York. Whereas in the partition of the lands of Richard son of John, tenant in chief 
under Edward I. made in chancery with the consent of the heirs and par- 
ceners, the manor of Shaldeford, co. Surrey, which Emma (now deceased), 
late the wife of the said Richard, held in dower of that inheritance, was 
assigned to Robert de Clifford, kinsman and co-heir, and to Idouia de Leyburn, 
niece and co-heir of Richard, to hold after Emma's death in their purparty, as 
appears by inspection of the chancery rolls of Edward I. ; and it being lately 
found by inquisition taken by William Trussel, then escheator beyond Trent, 
that Robert or Roger de Clifford, his son and heir, or Robert de Clifford, 
Roger's brother and heir, did not remit their right in the purparty of the said 
manor to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, late the king's enemy, who ac- 
quired the purparty of Idonia in fee from John de Cromwelle and the said 
Idouia his wife, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, the king 
appointed William de Cossale and William de Weston to divide the said 
manor into two equal parts, to be extended by the oath of lawful men of 
that county in the presence of Robert, and to inform the king concerning 
the extent and partition, and Robert has now besought the king that his 
purparty, which was taken into the king's hand on Emma's death, may be 
delivered to him, and the king has appointed William de Cossale and 
William de Weston to choose a part of tlie said manor for the king for his 
behoof, in the presence of Robert or his attorney if he choose to attend, and 
the king orders the said keeper to retain that purparty in the king's hand, 
and to deliver the other purparty to Robert or his attorney, to hold in his 
purparty. By K. and C. 

To William de Cossale and William de Weston. Order to choose a part 
of the .«ai(l manor for the king as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

Feb. 3. 
York. 



Feb. 11. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 11. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 3. 
York. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Matthew de Crau thorn, now keeper of Birlond mine, co. Devon, on his 
account, 2*. a day from the issues of the said mine, for his wages, from the 
time that he had held that office, as the king, wishing to ascertain what 
wages had been allowed to Robert de Thorp, the late keeper of that mine, 
ordered the treasurer and barons to inspect their rolls and memoranda and 
inform the king of what they should find thereupon, and they informed the 
king that Robert received 2s. a day at the time when he held that custody 
by the grant of the late king. 

To the sherifP of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William son of Paulinus de Pi'eston, who has no lands 
in that county to qualify him. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Bei'ks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage, with a curtilage, 33 acres of land and 6 acres of meadow in 
Patene3'e, as the king has learned, by an inquisition taken by the escheatoi", 
that John le Eyr of Pateneye, lately insane, held no lands at his death of 
the king in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said lands of the 
prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, by the service of 13*. 4c?., and suit at 
the court of the said prior, twice a year, and that John Miles of Haselholte 
is next heir and of full age. V 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed witls all possible speed 
to render judgment in the plea between the king and the archbishop of 
York, because the archbishop is to show by what warrant he claims to have 
the prises of wine in the water of Hull, and those justices were doubtful if 
they should proceed to give judgment or discuss the said charter without 
the king's special order, because the archbishop exhibited before them, in 
defence of his right, a charter of Henry III. made to Walter Giffard, late 
archbishop of York, concerning prises granted to him. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a. ] 



Jan. 26. 
York. 



-Jan. 27. 
York. 

Jan. 27. 
York. 

Feb. 1 . 
Yoik. 

Feb. 3. 
York. 

Feb. 4. 
York. 



Membrane 26. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert de Souky, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter le Bret, who has no lands there to qualify 
him. 

To the sheriff of Wiltshire. Order to cause a coi-oner for that county to 
be elected in place of Peter Deyvel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Brond, deceased. 

To the sheiiff of Lincoln Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert de Greufeld, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Woneton, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

To Arnald Micol, the king's butler. Order to cause 100 tuns of wine, 
which the king had commanded him to have purveyed and transported to 
Ireland, for the expenses of the household there, to be deUvered by inden- 
' ' ' Burgh, treasurer of Ireland, who has 



ture, without delay, to Thomas de 



7 EDWARD in.— Part I. 



1333. Membrane 26 — cont. 

been ordered to receive them and to devote them to the king's use, by 
the advice and oidaining of John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland. 

By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Burgh, treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause 3,000 quarters 
of wheat and 5,000 quarters of oats to be bought without delay from the 
issues of Ireland ; and to do with them according to the counsel and advice 
of John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, and as he shall make known to him. 

By K. and C. 

Feb. 5. To the collectors of custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 

York. London. Order to pay to Oto, lord of Kuyk, from the issues of that 
custom, for the term of Michaelmas last, 125/. of that 250/. yearly granted 
to him by the king for his attendance on the king both in war and peace, 
for life, from the said issues, until the king shall cause him to be provided 
with 250/. of land and rent in a suitable place in the kingdom. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to the said collectors in their account, for the above payment, 

which they have made to James Nicholas, and Bartholomew de Bardi, 

merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, attorneys of the said 

Oto, if it is so. 

Feb. 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to pay to Antony Bache, merchant, 1,000 marks without delay, or to 
give him a competent assignment in a place where he may be quickly satisfied 
therefor, as the king had granted to him as a gift 1,000 marks, in considera- 
tion of the immense services rendered by him to the king in lending great 
quantities of money for certain arduous affairs, at divers times, not without 
the detriment of his own estate, and the king wished him to relieve his estate 
and to retain him in the royal service. By p.s. [6171.] 

Feb. 5. To the same. Order to cause payment to be made without delay to 

York. Antony Bache, merchant, for the expenses made by him in reference to the 
purification of Queen Philippa, and for certain provisions for the marriage 
of the king's sister Eleanor, for other provisions of the king's household, 
and for other debts which the king owes him, or to cause a com[)etent 
assignment to be made to him in places where he may quickly be satisfied 
for the said debts, as Antony has besought the king to cause payment to be 
made to him. By p.s. 

Feb. 3. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

York, land, and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with 4 tofts, 
120 acres of land, and 16 acres of meadow in Nether Whitewell, restoring 
the issues to GeoflErey, parson of Langeton church, as the king ordered 
the escheator to inform him for what reason those lands hjid been taken 
into his hand by John de Houton, late escheator this side Trent, and 
John de Louthre returned that none of the said lands were taken into 
the king's hand by John de Houton, but that John de Houton took 
into the king's hand 4 tofts and 120 acres of land in that town, which 
Margaret, late the vvife of Thomas de St;iveley, held for life as of the 
inheritance of the heir of John de Harcia, a minor in the king's wardship ; 
and afterwards at the prosecution of Geoffrey informing the king that 
Thomas de Staveley had lately granted the said tofts, 120 acres of land and 
16 acres of meadow, by his deed, to Geofl'iey for life, and that the said lands 
do not belong to the said inheritance, the king ordered that es(;heator 
to take an inquisition on thfe' matter, by wliich it was found that Thomas, 
25 years ago, gave and granted the said lands to Geoffrey for life, rendering 
thereupon 60*. yearly to Thomas and his heirs, and that Margaret held no 
other lauds for life or otherwise of the said inheritance in that town, and 



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X333. Membrane 26 — cont. 

by an inquisition taken after her death it was found that the said tenements 
are not held of the king. 

.Fan. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to view the bills and inspect the will of Robert Persone of London, 
furrier, and to cause payment to be made to Roger de Nettelsted and 
Laurence Botoner, executors of Robert's will, of 102/. 14s. \cl. which the 
king owed to Robert for furs bought from him for the coronation by 
Thomas de L^seflete, then keeper of the great wardrobe, as appears by a bill 
of the wardrobe under Thomas's seal, which sum has not been paid, and 
the said executors have besought the king by their petition before him and 
his council in parliament to cause that sum to be paid to them for making 
the execution of the said Avill. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 27. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

York, land, and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 
of Skyrwyth, restoring the issues, as the escheator had informed the king at 
his order that he had taken the manor into the king's hand because Walter 
son of Robert, tenant in chief of the late king, who held the said manor by 
the service of cornage, rendering 32*. a year thereon, alienated it to Robert, 
his son, in fee, and that Robert alienated the said manor in fee to John de 
Lancastre, and John alienated the manor in fee to Thomas de Halughton, 
parson of Kyrkeland church, and Thomas alienated the manor in fee to 
John de Aula, chaplain ; and afterwards John de Aula alienated the manor 
to John de Lancastre, without obtaining the licence of the king or his 
father ; and afterwards the king learned from John de Lancastre that the 
said manor is held of Thomas de Burgh, and not of the king, and the king 
ordered that escheator to take an inquisition on the matter, by which it is 
found that the manor is held of Thomas de Burgh, knight, by the service of 
32«. to cornage for every service, and not of the king, and that it is worth 
50*. yearly in all issues. 

Feb. 4. To William de Clynton, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his 

York. place. Order to cause to be paid to the prioress and nuns of St. Mary's, 
Chester, the arrears of a rent of 4 marks yearly, from the manor of Walriscot 
and the moiety of a certain salt -pit in Le Northwych, from the time the said 
manor and moiety have been in the king's hand, and to pay them the said 
rent henceforth as long as the manor and moiety shall remain in the king's 
hand, as the prioress and nuns have besought the king before him and his 
council by their petition, to cause the manor and moiety to be delivered to 
them, as they had demised the said manor and moiety by their deed to 
Roger Stark and to his wife and their children, until the end of 14 years, 
not yet passed, for the said rent, and the said manor and moiety were taken 
by the justice into the king's hands, because of certain felonies and 
trespasses committed by Robert against the king's peace in the county of 
Chester, and the said rent has been detained from the prioress and nuns. 

By pet. of C. 

Feb. 3. To the sherifp of Middlesex. Writ of aid for the prior and brethren of 

York. the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to distrain for the rents 
and services which the brethren of the Knights Templars had been 
accustomed to receive, before the cession of their order, from tenements 
which certain men of that county hold, as these men refuse to pay the said 
rents and services to the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John, 
against the tenor of a statute passed three weeks after Purification in the 
17th year of the late king's reign, providing that all the lands which had 
been in the hands of the Templars as of their right at the time of their 
cession, should be assigned and delivered to the said prior and brethren, by 



7 EDWAED III.— Part I. 



1333. 



Feb. 6. 
York. 



Feb. 4. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

whom the king has been informed that these men have wilfully withdrawn 
the said rents and services. 



Et erant patencia. 



The like to the following 
The sheriff of London. 



The sheriff of Surrey. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to James Nicholas, and Bartholomew Barde, and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 9,5i53/. from the trea.sury, 
without delay, or to cause them to have a competent assignment in places 
where they may be quickly satisfied for that sum, as the king is indebted to 
them for the great sums of money which they have paid and lent for him at 
his request, as fully appears by divers letters patent under the great seal 
and the seal of the exchequer and also by bills of the wardrobe, and the 
king wishes the merchants to be speedily satisfied for the said 9,533^. of the 
said debts. By p.s. [6216.] 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay by indenture to Master John 
de Langetoft, keeper of the scholars whom the king maintains in the 
university of Cambridge by his alms, the arrears of pension of the houses 
which they inhabit in that university, for the two years last past. 

By the Chancellor. 



Feb. 3. 
York. 



March 23. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 25. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the tenth and fifteenth, 
granted to the king, in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, 
Cumberland, "Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to pay 800 marks 
from the money of the said tenth and fifteenth to Edward de Bohuu, 
William de Monte Acuto, Ealph de Nevill, and Robert de Ufford, to wit, 
200 marks to each, by the king's gift. By K. 

To the same. A like order, mutatis mutandis, to pay Henry de Bello 
Monte 500 marks from the same money by the king's gift. By K. 

The following have like letters for the following sums, to wit : 

Alexander de Moubray and John de Felton, knights, jointly, for 200/. 
David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, for 200Z. 
Richard Talbot, knight, for 200/. 

By K. at the instance of the Chancellor. 
Gilbert de Umfravill, earl of Anegos, for 200 marks. 
Henry de Ferariis, knight, for 200 marks. 
Henry de Percy, knight, for 200 marks. 
Robert de Clifford, knight, for 100/. 
John de Moubray, knight, for 200 marks. 

Vacated, because surrendered. 
Hugh Daudele, knight, for 200 marks. 
John Darcy, knight, for 100 marks. 
John de Nevill of Hornby, for 100 marks. 

Vacated, because surrendered. 
Warin de Skargill, knight, for 50 marks. 
Hugh de Sancto Johanne, yeoman, for 20/. 

Vacated, because surrendered. 
Richard, earl of Arundel, for 200 marks. 



John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, for 200 marks. 
John de Crumbewell, for 40 marks. 



ByK. 
ByK. 



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1333. 

Feb. 3. 
York. 



Feb. 4. 
York. 



Feb. 10. 

Pontefract. 



March 10. 
Pontefract. 



April 20. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

Feb. 3. 
York. 



Feb. 3. 
York. 



Feb. 2. 
York. 



Feb. L 
York. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 
To the same. Order to pay 80/. to Heury de Bello Monte, out of the 
money of the said tenth and fifteenth, for the expedition of certain affairs 
enjoined upon him by the king. -">' ^■ 

To the same. Order to pay 40/. from the said money to John de Felton 
and Alexander de Moubray, which sum the king has granted to them as a 
gift. By p.s. [6195.] 

To the same. Order to pay 1,200 marks to the said John and Alexander, 
in addition to the 240/. which the king has ordered to be paid to them by 
the king's gift. ^y ^ 

To the same. Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto by the king's 
gift 100/. from the said tenth and fifteenth in addition to the 200 marks 
which the king had ordered the abbot to deliver to him. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Richard Talbot, by the king's gift, 20/. 
from the said money, beyond the 200/. which the king lately ordered the 
abbot to deliver to him. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Richard Talbot, of the king's gift, 10/. 
from the said money, beyond the 220/. which the king had ordered the 
abbot to deliver to him. By K. 

To L. bishop of Durham. Order to cause his justices to proceed in a 
plea for two parts and the third part of a third part of the manor of Hert, 
except an acre of land there, and to do justice, notwithstanding the follow- 
ing allegation, but not to proceed to render judgment thereon without con- 
sulting the king, as the king has learned that the bishop impleaded Robert 
de ClitFord before his justices at Sadberg, by his writ of right, for the said 
part, and Robert, pleading in that court, alleged that Edward I. had granted 
to Robert de Clifford his father, whose heir he is, the said manor of Hert, 
by charter, wherefore he asserted that he ought not to answer thereupon 
without the king, upon which pretext the justices have hitherto delayed to 
proceed with the plea, wherefore the bishop bad besought the king, by his 
petition before him and his council in parliament, to provide a remedy. 

By pet. of C. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to admit 
Walter de Sandbache, chaplain, to stay within the said castle, according to 
the form of an ordinance made elsewhere thereupon, as the king sends to 
him Walter de Sandbache, to be one of the chaplains of the chapel of that 
castle in the place of William de Coventre, late chaplain there, to celebrate 
di^^ne service every day in the said chapel. 

To Arnold Micol, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's, Westmin- 
ster, a tun of wine of the right prise of London, for the present year, in 
accordance with the grant of Henry III. to them of a tun of wine yearly 
for the celebration of divine service in that church. 

To John Bret, late sheriff of Notyngbam. Order to deliver to Thomas 
Easily of Radeclif-upon-Trent, his lands, goods and chattels, which had 
been taken into the king's hand upon his being indicted before William de 
Herle and his fellows, justices in eyre, of harbouring Nicholas de Spaldyng, 
approver, hanged for the robbery of Robert Race, at Saxindale and other 
thieves at Radeclif after the said robbery, as the said Thomas has purged 
his innocence before W. archbishop of York, the diocesan to whom he was 
delivered by the justices, according to the privilege of the clergy. A pre- 
vious order had been sent to the sheriff of Nottingham, who explained that 



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Feb. 10. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 12. 
Pontefract. 



Jan. 27. 
York. 



Feb. 14. 
York. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

he could not restore the said lands, goods and chattels to Thomas, because 
they had not been delivered to him, and are not in his custody. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 
allowance to be made to Master Richard de Bury, clerk, in his account for 
the time when he was keeper of the wardrobe, for his expenses, and those of 
his clerks for every day in which they were engaged upon the king's affairs 
without the court, while he was keeper of the same, as allowances were 
wont to be made to other keepers of tlie said wardrobe in the time of the 
late king. 

To the same. Whereas lately at the prosecution of Richard, earl of 
Arundel, beseeching the king to grant to him the goods and chattels 
which belonged to Edmund, late earl of Arundel, his father, at his death, 
in the manors and lands of Edmund in the march of Wales, and elsewhere 
in the same parts, as the said goods and chattels and the debts which were 
owing to Edmund in those parts were granted to Roger de Mortuo Mari, 
late the king's enemy, and a certain part of those goods and chattels was 
found in those manors and lands in the time when the king rendered the 
said manors and lands to Richard, together with other manors and lands 
which are of his inheritance, together with the debts which were owed to 
Roger by the men and tenants of the lordship of the said earl on the day 
on which Roger forfeited to the king, the king, wishing to do special 
favour to Richard because of his good service, granted him to the value of 
300/. as a gift, for the goods and chattels of this kind, and the debts owed 
to Roger, and ordered the treasurer and barons to make an assignment to 
him to the said value on the said manors, etc. and Henry de Bisshebiry, 
late sheriff of Salop, delivered goods and chattels of the said Roger, to the 
value of 45/. in the manors of the said Richard, of Lydleye and Conedo 
in the march aforesaid, to Richard because of the said order; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to discharge and release Henry 
of the said sum of 45/. paid to Richard. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co, Derby. 
Whereas the king lately appointed them to levy and collect the said aid, 
and to deliver the money thus received to the exchequer, one moiety on the 
morrow of Purification next, and the other moiety on the morrow of Trinity 
next, as appears in the letters patent thereupon ; and the king ordered the 
first moiety to be delivered on the date aforesaid to the abbot of St. Mary's, 
York, whom the king appointed receiver of the said money, yet for certain 
reasons the king wishes the second moiety to be delivered with the other 
moiety to the said abbot, to be kept for the king's use ; the king therefore 
orders the said taxers and collectors to pay the other moiety to the abbot 
at York on the date aforesaid. By K. and C. 

The like to the taxers and collectors in the following counties, etc. : 
East Riding, co. York ; West Riding, co. York ; North Riding, co. York ; 
York city ; Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln ; Holand, co. Lincoln; Kestevene, co. Lin- 
coln ; Nottingham and Lancaster. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause tallies to be levied at 
the king's receipt and delivered to said taxers and collectors in York city, 
the East, West, and North Ridings of Yorkshire, Lyndeseye, Kestevene, 
and Holand in Lincolnshire, and the counties of Nottingham, Derby, Lan- 
caster and Westmorland, for the money which they have paid to the abbot 
of St. Mary's, York, by virtue of the orders preceding. 

To the same. A like order for Simon de Grymesby and John de Tre- 
hampton, appointed to collect the said tenth and fifteenth in Lyndseye, co. 
Lincoln. 



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1333. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Feb, 13. To the sheriff of Nottiugham. Order to cause a market to be proclaimed 

Poutcfract. and held at the manor of Stokheth every Monday, because the king wishes 

Queen Philippa to have that market for life. By K. 

Feb. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Poiitcfract. Ordei- to deliver to Queen Philippa 2,000/. from the Treasury, which the 
king has granted her for paying her debts therewith, or to cause her to 
have a competent assignment in a place where that money may be promptly 
levied. By K. and C. 

Membrane 24. 

•Tiin. 30. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to supersede, until further orders, the 

York. execution of a previous order directing him to deliver the manor of 
Gomshulve to John de Ifeld, which manor Roger le Sauvage had held of 
the said John, and it had been in the king's hand for a year and a day 
because Roger le Sauvage was outlawed for felony [a* in this Calendar, 
6 £dio. III. p. 515], because the king has learned that the said manor, 
together with other lands of Roger, was taken into the king's hand for 
other reasons. 

To John de Pulteneye. Order to retain the said manor in his custody 
according to the king's commission to him, notwithstanding the king's 
previous order not to intermeddle further with it. 

A like order to Thomas de Brewosa, who holds that manor by the demise 
of John de Pulteneye. 

Feb. 1. To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rut- 

York, land. Order to take into the king's hand all the lands of which he shall 
find that Cicely, daughter of William Bolle of Swynesheved, died seised in 
her demesne as of fee, of the king in chief as of the crown, in that baili- 
wick, after having taken an inquisition on the matter, and to keep them 
safe until further orders, as it was lately found by inquisition taken by 
Gilbert de Ledred, late escheator in the said counties, that she held 
no lands at her death in chief in her demesne as of fee of the king in 
chief as of the crown, but that she held certain lands of other lords by divers 
services, and that John Bolle of Swynesheved, her uncle, was her next heir, 
and of full age, and the king ordered that escheator not to intermeddle 
further with the said lands, but now the king understands that Cicely 
held certain lands in Conyngesby, in her demesne as of fee, of the king as 
of the crown, by which the custody of her lands ought to belong to the king. 

Feb. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to pay to Laurence de Shepeye, merchant, 62/. 9s. 4^<i. from the 
treasury, or to cause him to have a competent allowance where he may con- 
veniently be satisfied, as Laurence has besought the king to cause him to be 
satisfied for that sum, which the king owes to him for a loan of his wool 
taken without the kingdom, beyond the customs due to the king thereupon, 
in the port of London in the first year of the reign, as appears by divers 
letters patent under the seal called ' coket.' By C. 

Feb. 4. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

York. be elected in place of William de Crounethorp, deceased. 

Fob. 10. To Matthew Broun. Order to do that which appertains to the office of 

rontefract. escheator in COS. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, although the king 

lately granted the said ofiice to Gilbert de Ledred, to hold during pleasure; 

because the king wishes Matthew to hold the said office according to the 

form of the commission granted to him, and has ordered the said Gilbert 



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1333. Membrane 24 — cont. 

not to intermeddle farther with that office at present, and to deliver the 
rolls touching that office, which are iu his custody, to Matthew. 

By the Chancellor. 

To Gilbert de Ledred. Order not to intermeddle further with the said 
office of escheator, and to deliver to Matthew Broun, without delay, the 
rolls and other things touching that office which he had received from him, 
and to return the king's commission to him to chancery to be cancelled, as 
the king had previously granted the said office to Matthew to hold at will. 

By the Chancellor. 

Feb. 5. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed in a plea between 

York. Richard de la Bere and Thomas de Weston, knight, for a messuage, 
2 carucates of land, 16 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, and 12/. 
.rent in Reynham near Degenham, and to cause full and speedy justice to 
be done to the parties, but not to proceed to render judgment without con- 
sulting the king ; as Richard has shown the king by his petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that Thomas alleged before those justices, 
that the said tenements were the manor of Reynham, which the king had 
lately granted to him by charter, to hold after the death of William Melchet, 
to whom the king had formerly granted that manor for life, and William had 
afterwards delivered the estate which he had in that manor to Thomas, who 
was seised of that manor by virtue of the king's charter aforesaid, wherefore 
he asserted that he ought to not answer thereupon without the king, upon 
which pretext those justices delayed to proceed with the plea, and Richard 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 

York. rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and to cause allowance to be made 
to Thomas Wake of Blisworth on the debts which he owes to the king, for 
80 marks which the king owes to him, as the king owes the said Thomas 
20/. for the arrears of his fee of 10 marks a year, which he receives for 
his attendance on the king, and 50 marks, which the king granted him as 
a gift, and Thomas owes the king 77/. and has besought the king to cause 
allowance to be made to him. By p.s. [6177.] 

Feb. 18. To Arnald Micol, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 

Pontefract. the port of Southampton. Order to deliver a tun of wine of the first wines 
in the present season of rack {reyk) brought or to be brought to that port, to 
the abbot and convent of the monastery of Waverle of the Cistercian order, 
to Avhom the king has granted such a tun of red Avine every year to be 
taken in the said port, between Christmas and the feast of Purification, 
for the celebration of masses for the souls of all the faithful dead, as is con- 
tained in the king's charter. 

Feb. 10. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 

Pontefract. the king. Whereas it was lately found by inquisition taken before Robert 
de Malberthorp and his fellows, late the king's justices, assigned for super- 
intending the making and filling of walls, ditches, gutters, sewers, bridges, 
causeys and weirs in the parts of Kestevene and Holand, and for doing 
other things, that the prior of the chapel of St. Saviour ought to repair 
and maintain the causey of Holandbrigg, and 30 bridges over the same 
by fixed measures and boundaries, the king caused the record and process 
of the said inquisition to be brought before him at the prosecution of 
the prior, who asserted that he ought not to be charged with such repairs 
and maintenances, and afterwards by the petition of the prior before the 
king and council in the last parliament, at York, the king learned that iu 
the rendering of judgment upon the process of the said affair, afterwards 
held before the king, there was a manifest error, to the prejudice of the 



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1333. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 24. 
Poutefract. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

prior ; and the king caused the tenor of that record and process to be 
brought before him and his council in the same parliament, and because 
by the inspection thereof it fully appeared that Godewin, a rich man 
{dives) of Lincoln, founder of the said priory, granted the place of 
St. Saviour de Ponte Aslaci and certain other lands to the brethren of the 
order of Sempyngham dwelling there, so that the goods arising thei'efrom 
should be e.xpended there in praise of the Saviour and for the maintenance 
of the brethren dwelling there, and what was over was to be devoted to 
the reparation of the said bridge, and the error in the rendering of the 
said judgment was occasioned because, by the founder's charter, the 
maintenance of the prior and brethren is the first care, and by that judg- 
ment the said maintenance was made accessory to the repair of the said 
causey; the king therefore orders the justices to view the record and 
process of the said affair, and to cause them to be amended in this respect, 
and to discover the value of the lands conferred on the priory by the said 
founder, and also to find out a way by which the reparation of the said 
bridge, aiFecting the said prior, may be made certain ; and so to ordain 
further that judgment may be rendered thereupon; and to cause the dis- 
traint made on the prior for this cause to be superseded, during the dis- 
cussion of that affair before the king. By pet. of C. 
[Monasticon : vol. v. p. 969.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit him 
whom Nicholas de Teukesbury, clerk, shall depute in his place for fulfilling 
his duties in the office which Nicholas de Acton, clerk, held in the exchequer 
for the life of Nicholas de Teukesbury by the king's grant, provided the deputy 
is sufficient and fit for this, as the king had granted the said office to Nicholas 
de Teukesbury for his good service and in consideration of the grant and 
surrender which Nicholas de Teukesbury made to the king of his lordship 
and right in the town of Clifton Dertemuth and Hardenasse, to hold for 
life, receiving the accustomed fee, as appears in the letters patent granted to 
Nicholas de Teukesbury, who has petitioned the king that he may depute a 
substitute, as he himself is at present unable to fulfil the duties of that 
office owing to a severe sickness. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of 
Lindeseye, co. Lincoln. Order to pay to William, archbishop of York, from 
the said aid, 800 marks, which he lately lent to the king, notwithstanding 
any order directed to them for spending the money otherwise. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow John de 
Housum to pay ofi- a debt of 25/. which he owes to the king in instalments 
of 505., paid twice yearly, according to the king's grant, taking security 
from the said John for the payment of the debt as aforesaid, and to cause 
Adam de Wythyford, late the chamberlain of North Wales, to be discharged 
of that sum, as John has besought the king to grant him an attermination 
for that debt, as Adam in his account at the exchequer charged himself with 
25/. from the arrears of the account of John de Maners, late sheriff of 
Kaernarvan, deceased, which 25/. John de Housum undertook to pay to 
the king for the mainpernors of John de Maners, whom he found at the 
exchequer of Kaernarvan to answer to the king faithfully for the issues of 
his bailiwick and for the tenants of the lands which belonged to John de 
Maners. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of Newcasi.le-upon-Tyne. Order not to permit any one to take or cause to 
be taken such wool, hides, or wool-fells out of the said port on any pretext, 
unless he shall first pay the custom due to the king thereupon, and to inform 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of the names of those whom they 



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]^333. Membrane 24 — cont. 

can discover not to have satisfied the king for this custom before this time, 
as the king has learned from several persons tiiat divers men, merchants and 
others, asserting that they wished to take wool, hides and wool-fells from the 
said port to another place within the realm, have taken the same by their 
ships and boats out of the said port, and have crossed to foreign parts with- 
out having paid the custom due to the king. By C. 

Feb. 26. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of 

PoDtefract. Holand, co. Lincoln. Order to pay 100 marks from that aid to Maneutus 
Francisci, whom the king had appointed to make provision of corn and other 
victuals in divers parts of the realm, and for causing them to be brought 
and carried to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, any order for dealing otherwise with 
the said money notwithstanding. By K. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of 
Kesteven, co. Lincoln. A like order to pay 100 marks to the said Maneutus. 

By K. 

Feb. 23. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Kent. Order 

Pontefraet. to supersede the taxing and levying of the said tenth and fifteenth for this 
time fi'om the goods of the hospital of the Maison Dieu (domns dei), Dover, 
and to restore without delay to the master and brethren thereof anything 
which had been levied on them for that cause, as the said master and 
brethren have besought the king — showing that the late king pardoned the 
master and brethren of that time the taxation of their goods and possessions, 
granted to the king by the community of the realm, because the goods of 
that hospital were not sufiicient for the maintenance of the master and 
brethren, and of the poor and infirm who came to it, and for other alms 
ordained by the king's progenitors — to be pleased to grant them a like grace 
for the same reason, and the king has pardoned them their quota of the said 
aid for this turn. By p.s. [6257.] 



Feb. 1. 
York. 



Jan. 28. 
York. 



Membrane 23. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 
Kyngeston-up<m-Hull. Order to cause the weigh beam for weighing wool 
in the said town to be brought without delay to York to be delivered to 
William de Freston and William Fox, collectors of the said customs in 
York city, because it was lately- ordained by the king and council that the 
staple of wool, hides, and wool-fells should be held at York, and other cer- 
tain places in the realm. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause the seal called ' coket ' in their custody to 
be brought to York to be delivered to the chancery there, and to cause a 
newly constructed seal to be delivered to the collectors for the collection of 
the said customs in the city of York. By C. 

To James Nicholas, and Bartholomew de Barde, and their fellows of 
the society of the Bardi of Florence, or to him who supplies their place in 
the port of Kyngeston-upon-HuU. Order to cause the other part of the said 
seal called ' coket ' which is in their hands by the royal grant by virtue of 
certain assignments made to them on the said customs, to be brought to 
chancery at York, to be delivered up together with the said seal. By C. 

To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause proclamation to be ma/le within that bailiwick that 
the staples for the land of Wales shall be held at Shrewsbury and Kermer- 
dyn, and not in the town of Kerdif, which is not the king's town, and that 
the merchants shall go with their wool, hides, and wool-fells to the said 
towns of Shrewsbury and Kermerdyn, and not to Kerdif, although it was 
lately agreed that the staple' of wool, hides, and wool-fells for Wales should 



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1333. 



Jan. 30. 
York. 



Feb. 8. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 3. 

York. 



Feb. 12. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. U. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 19. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. IG. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

ha held <at Shrewsbury, Kermerdyn, and Kerdyf, and not elsewhere, because 
in the present parliament at York it was ordained that the staples for the 
realm should be held in the king's cities and towns and in no others. 

By K. and pet. of C. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause an ordinance made 
by the kin» and council that the staples of wool, hides, and wool-fells shall 
be held at London and other fixed places within the realm, to be published 
witliin that bailiwick, and to cause that ordinance to be observed and kept 
in all its articles. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteentli in co. Derby. 
Whereas the king lately appointed them to levy and collect the said aid, 
and to deliver the money thereof at the exchequer, to wit, one moiety on the 
morrow of Purification last, and the other moiety on the morrow of Trinity 
following, as appears fully in the letters patent granted to them, and the 
king afterwards ordered them to pay the first moiety at York, to the abbot 
of St. Mary's, York, whom the king had appointed receiver of the said aid, 
aud now the king understands that they levied divers sums of money of the 
said tax beyond the .said moiety, and retain them ; he therefore orders them 
to cause all such money to be brought to York, and to be delivered to the 
said abbot. By C. 

The like to the taxers and collectors in the East Riding, co. Y''ork. By C. 

To Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Repetition of an order previously sent to William Trussel, late 
escheator beyond Trent, not to intermeddle further with the lands of the 
prior of Plympton in Lannouseint and Taltogon \_as in this Calendar, 
6 Edw. III. p. 469], as the said William was amoved from his office before 
he had executed the said order. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of Duncan 
de Frendraght, for the term of Easter next, from the issues of that baili- 
wick, 24 marks 6«. 8c?. of those 49 marks which the king granted to the 
said Margery on G October in the first year of his reign by letters patent, 
in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she 
lately held at will in aid of her maintenance, and which afterwards, on 
16 August then following, the king assigned to Queen Isabella for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due allow- 
ance to be made to the sheriff of York on his account, for 24 marks 6s. Sd. 
which he has paid to the aforesaid Margery by virtue of the preceding 
order. 

To Robert de Hainbury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to visit 
the castles of North Wales and provide them with sufticient victuals, by the 
advice aud information of Edward de Bohun, justice of North Wales, or 
of him who supplies his place, or of those whom the justice shall have 
deputed in his place, and to cause the defects in the said castles to be repaired 
Avhere repairs are most needed, from the issues of that bailiwick, as the king 
understands that the said castles are insufl&ciently provided with victuals, 
and that several defects are found in them, from which they might suffer 
danger and harm if a remedy is not quickly supplied. By K. 

To Edward de Bohun, justice of North Wales. The like order, and 
if the said chamberlain and justice cannot attend to this, then they are to 
order th(> one who supplies their place to attend to it with all diligence, or 
to appoint other of the king's lieges to do it. By K. 

To the same. Order to superintend the castles of North Wales and their 
custodies, and to find out by inquisition concerning the conduct of the 



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constables and keepers and other bailiffs and officials, and to amove from 
their offices all those constables and keepers whom he shall find not to have 
conducted themselves well in their custodies, and who do not support the 
burdens upon them for the fees which they receive from the king, or who do 
not attend to their offices as they ought, and to cause the castles to be 
guarded by others in whom that justice has confidence, until further 
orders, and further to amove those bailiffs and officers who shall be found 
occupying two or more offices, from the same offices, so that none of them 
shall hold more than one bailiwick or office, and to take the remaining 
bailiwicks and offices into the king's hand, and appoint deputies to the 
custody of the said offices and bailiwicks until further orders, and to 
chastise and punish the bailiffs and officers who have conducted themselves 
negligently in their offices, as is becoming ; as the king has heard that the 
constables and keepers of the said castles conduct themselves negligently in 
their custodies, and collect great sums of money yearly for those custodies, 
to which they do not attend personally, and do not support the charges of 
those custodies, and that several others having bailiwicks and offices in those 
parts conduct themselves badly, and some of them obtain several bailiwicks, 
whereby the people of those parts are oppressed and burdened. 

By K. and C. 

Feb. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to John Paynel, late chamberlain of Chester, in his account, for 
20/. which the king has remitted to him by special favour of the arrears 
of his account, as the king has learned that he incurred divers expenses 
both in that office, beyond the appointed fee, and afterwards in rendering 
his account at the exchequer for the said time. By p.s, [6183.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 
forest of Galtres in place of Thomas de Boulton, who has no lands in that 
forest, and does not stay there. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
William de Roos of Hamelak has besought the king to cause payment to 
be made to him of what is owing to him, as 433/. 17*. 4(f. of those 600/, 
which the king owes to William by the account witli him made in the 
wardrobe, and for which an assignment was made to William on the ferms 
of the cities of York and Lincoln, under colour of an order of the king to 
the treasurer, barons, and chamberlains for paying the said sum, are still 
owing, and William is prevented from satisfying himself from the said ferms 
on account of certain other assignments made afterwards thereupon ; the 
king therefore orders the .said treasurer, barons, aud chamberlains to cause 
William to have an assignment for the arrears of that sum elsewhere, after 
an examination of the rolls and memoranda touching the same, if William 
has been prevented from taking the said sum from these ferms by just 
causes. By pet. of C. 

March 25. To Roger de Gray, keeper of the laud of Bergeveny, in the king's hand 
Pontefract. by reason of the minority of the heir of John de Hastyug, tenant in chief 
of the late king. Whereas the king lately granted to his kinsman, Henry de 
Lancastr[ia], by letters patent, those 500 marks which Roger is held to pay 
to the king for the custody of the said lands, to be received yearly in recom- 
pence for those 500 marks which the king previously granted to him, to be 
received at the exchequer yearly, until it should be so provided that he 
could maintain himself properly, and the king ordered Roger to pay the said 
500 marks yearly to Henry, and the king learns from Henry that Roger 
has refused to pay him the said sum upon the pretext of an assignment 
made previously to Peter de Qrandissono for receiving 200 marks yearly 
from the said ferm until he is satisfied for 400/. which the king owes to 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



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1333. Membrane 23 — cont. 

him : the king, wishing to ascertain how much was paid to Peter of the said 
400/, by Roger, and how much is at present in arrears, orders Roger to 
inform him without delay of what Peter has received from him, and what 
arrears are due to Peter, and to pay to Henry the said 300 marks remain- 
ing, and after Peter has been satisfied for the said 400/., to pay Henry 
the said 500 marks according to the tenor of the king's said order. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 

Pontefract. 



March 4. 

Pontefract. 



March 2. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 22. 

Nicholas de Herthill, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison 
in Shirewod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this 
side Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the Forest 
in CO. Nottingham. 

To the sub-dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln. Order to deliver 
40/. to Maneutus Francisci, whom the king has appointed to make divers 
provisions of corn and other victuals in divers parts of the kingdom for the 
king's benefit, in aid of those provisions, in the presence of Thomas de 
Sibethorp, whom the king sends to the sub-dean and chapter for this 
purpose, which 40/. they had granted at the king's request in subvention of 
the expenses incurred by the king for the marriage of his sister, Eleanor, to 
the count of Guelders {Gerle), as they had informed the king by their 
letters, for which the king renders them special thanks. By K. 

To John de Blinvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
assigned to Margaret, late the wife of John de Shelton, tenant in chief, from 
the lands which her husband held in that bailiwick at his death, according 
to their extent, upon Margaret taking oath not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Westmorland, Northumber- 
land, and Cumberland. Order to amove the king's hand without delay from 
the sluice (exclusagio), pond, and fishery of Wederhale, and not to inter- 
meddle further with them, restoring the issues to the abbot of St. Mary's, 
York, as Henry, formerly king of England, the king's ancestor, granted by 
charter to the abbot and monks of St. Mary's, York, the cell of St. Con- 
stantine with the manor of Wederhale, the chapel of Warthewyk, and the 
sluice and pond of the fishery and mill of Wederhale, and the king con- 
firmed that charter and further granted to the present abbot and convent 
of that place, that they and their successors should repair and amend the 
said sluice and pond as often as was necessary, as should seem expedient 
to them, without let or hindrance of the king, his heirs or ministers, 
and afterwards the king learnt from the complaint of the present abbot, 
that the escheator prevented the abbot from doing what he wished with 
the said sluice, pond, and fishery, and the king ordered him to allow 
the abbot to do what he Avished with them according to the tenor of 
the said charters, and if there was any cause why he should not obey the 
said order, then to inform the king of that cause in chancery, and the 
escheator informed the king that he had not taken the said sluice, pond and 
fishery into the king's hand, nor hindered the abbot from having the profit 
from them which he ought to enjoy, but because he had found by inquisition 
that the said abbot made a sluice and pond in the water of Eden, which is a 
great liver, in which the king and divers men of those parts have a fishery, 
some free and several, others common, and that the said abbot, as well in the 
time forbidden by statute as in other times, took and caused to be taken all 
salmon, both kippers {kipros) and others, in the said water and sluice against 



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1333. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 



March 4. 
Pontefract. 



March 5. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 27. 
Pontefract. 



the form of the said statute, and that the king and all the others who have 
fi.sheries in the said water have lost them for the most part, for the s^pace of 
20 years, to the damage of the king and others of 100*. a year, because the 
pond and sluice are so narrow and strait and so high that almost no salmon 
or other fish can cross them, and the escheator took the said sluice, pond and 
fishery into the king's hand and hindered the said abbot from doing such 
fhing.i ; and the king informed him that the cognisance of the aforesaid 
things in no wise belonged to his office, chiefly because a remedy ought to 
be made for the kinjr by the sheriff in his tourns for those things which 
concern the king's damage by the narrowing, straitening, and raising of the 
said sluice and pond, and by the conservators of the said .statute, appointed 
or to be appointed by the king according to the form of the said statute, for 
those which concern the taking of such salmon and kippers, and by the men 
themselves according to the common law of the realm, for those which 
concern the damage of other men of those parts at the said fisheries. 
Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To John Trevaignon, John de Hampton, and John de Brideport of Bare. 
Order to proceed with all possible speed with the following assizes of novel 
disseisin, namely, that which John Inge arramed against Geoffrey, abbot of 
Herlouin Bee and others for a tenement in Meymbury, and that which the 
said John arramed against the said Geoffrey and others for a tenement in 
Preston and Selver, notwithstanding any other orders directed to them by 
the king, as the king had appointed them justices to take the said assizes. 

To the treasuier and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of John de Neusom, keeper of certain of the king's great horses, 
for his expenses in keeping the said horses and his receipts, and to allow 
him yearly for his robes, and for the robes of the grooms keeping those 
horses, as much as they think ought to be allowed to him, or so much as they 
find has hitherto been allowed to other keepers and grooms. 

To the same. A like order in favour of Arnald Garcy, the king's serjeant, 
keeper of certain of the great horses of the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The following merchants have besought the king to cause them to he paid 
the sums owing to them, as he owes them the following sums of money, 
to wit, to John de Kele of Gernethorp, 13 marks 3s. '2d. ; John Uastiker, 

14 marks 2s. ; Henry Hellewavey of Almain, 19 marks 9s. 3d. ; John 
Eogger of Loveyn, 7 marks 9s. 3c?. ; John Pape, ' marchaunt,' G/. 12s. lOd. ; 
Godfrey Heverling, 6/. 18s. ; Simon Wenel, 14/. 18s. 6d. ; Simon Alger- 
kyrk, iS marks 6*^/.; Gilkinus Luchegeyu of Malins, 114s. lie?.; Peter 
Blanker ot Deudermont, 5 marks 10s. 3c?. ; Herbert Shepmarket of Almain, 

15 marks 10s. 4c?.; William Broun of Horncaster, 11 marks lis. 10c?.; 
Eoger Petite of Lincoln, 13 marks Ss. 6d. ; John de Eaceburgh, 14 marks 
12s.; Henry de Sousih of Almain, 29 marks 3s. Id.; Denys Foxe of 
Ipre, 11 marks 2s. ; Lambert Daman of Malyns, 13 marks 12s. \0d. ; John 
de Bercar of IMilyns, 10 marks 2s. ; Simon Colne of Malyns, 9 marks 
9s. 9c?. ; Eobert de Eouceby, 51 marks 9s. 9c?. ; and John Brune of Malyns, 
14 marks 10s. 9c?., for the loan which they made to the king in divers 
ports of the kingdom of their wool taken out of the kingdom, beyond the 
usual customs due to the king upon them, as appears by divers letters patent 
scaled with the seal called ' coket,' for which sums the said merchants have 
not yet received satisfaction ; the king therefore orders the said treasurer, 
barons, and chamberlains, to cause the merchants to be paid the said sums 
out of the treasury, or to have a competent assignment in places wliere they 
may quickly be satisfied, having first ascertained whether they have not yet 
been"paid. By K. 



9C717. 



M^ 



18 



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1333. 

March 5. 
Pontefract. 



March 2. 

Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 16 October in 
the 5th year of the reign, the king, wishing to satisfy Antony Pessaigue for 
2641/. 8s. 6c?. which he owes to him for the residue of a cevtaiu greater 
sum owed to him, granted him the right to collect the said sum from the 
first issues of the county, stewardship, and stampagc of Cornwall, by the 
hands of the sheriff and steward there for the time being, and afterwards 
James Nicholas, and Bartholomew Barde and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Bardi of Florence, among other sums which they paid for 
the king at his request, satisfied the said Antony for the said sum ; and for 
that sum and for the other said sums paid by them for the kiug they have 
an assignment on the issues of the stampage of Cornwall and Devon, as 
fully appears in the letters patent granted to them in this respect, upon 
which pretext Antony restored the letters patent granting him the said 
sum from the said issue.s, to chancery to be cancelled, and they were can- 
celled ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and baroi\s to proceed 
to audit the account of the said merchants in this respect, and to cause them 
to have jiayment of the said 2641/. 8v. Qd., from the issues of the said 
stampage according to the saiil assignment made to them, or else to have 
an allowance thereupon, notwithstanding that the letters which Antony had 
from the king were restored to chancery and cancelled. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 
berland, and Westmorland. Order to amove the king's hand from a sluice, 
pond, and fishery in Wederhale, and not to intermeddle further with 
them, restoring the issues to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, as Henry, king 
of England, the king's ancestor, granted by charter to the abbot and monks 
of St. Mary's, York, the cell of St. Constantine, with the manor of Weder- 
hale, tlie chapel of Warthcwik, and the said sluice and pond of the lishery 
and mill aforesaid, and the king confirmed that charter, and further granted 
to the said abbot and convent the right to repair the said sluice and pond 
without hindrance, and afterwards, because the abbot complained that the 
escheator had prevented him from enjoying the said sluice, pond, and 
fishery, the king ordered that escheator to allow the abV»ot to enjoy the same 
without hindrance, and to inform the king if there was reason why he 
should not obey the said order ; and the escheator informed the king that 
he had found by inquisition that the said abbot made a sluice and pond in 
the water of Eden, which is a great river in which the king and divers men 
of those parts have a fishery, some free and several, others common, and 
that the abbot took all salmon, both kippers and others, in the time forbidden 
and prohibited by statute :ind at other times, in that water and sluice, to the 
loss of the king and other men of 100s. a year, and because the said weir 
and pond are so narrow and so high that almost no salmon can cross them, 
the escheator took them into the king's hand, and prevented the abbot from 
doing such things, and the king warned the escheator that the cognisance 
of these things is not in his province. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cau^e the exchequer, together with the books, rolls, tallies, writs, 
memoranda, and all other things pertaining to it, to be brought to York, at 
the king's expense, safely and securely as (hey shall deem expedient, as the 
king has ordained by the advice of the prelates and magnates and others 
of the council, that it shall be transferred to that place, so that it may be 
held there on the morrow of Trinity next, and to enjoin the officials of 
the exchequer, on the king's behalf, to cause the rolls, tallies, writs, and all 
other things touching their oflSces to be arranged and carried to that place 
by the ordinance of the said treasurer, barons, and chamberlains, so that 
in all ways they may be there on the said day to do the things which 
belong to their offices, and the said treasurer and chamberlains shall 



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19 



1333. 



March 6. 
Pontefract. 



March 8. 
Pontefract. 



March 6. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 22 — cont, 

deliver from the treasury as much as is necessary for the carriage and 
arrangement of the aforesaid, according to their discretion, to those whom 
they shall appoint for this purpose. By K. and C. 

To William de Herle and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order to 
cause the said Bench to bo transferred to York, at the king's expense, safely 
and securely as they shall see fit, together with the rolls, writs, and all other 
things touching the said Bench, so that it may be held at that place on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next, adjourning the parties pleading before them, 
Avho ought to be adjourned, to the same place ; and the kin<j has ordered 
the treasurer and chamberlains to cause the expenses 
necessary to make in carrying the rolls, writs, fines, and 
said Bench, to the said place, to be delivered out of the 
who are charged with the carriage of the said rolls, etc. 
ordered Peter de Ludyngton, clerk in the said Bench, to cause the said rolls, 
etc., which are in his custody, to be arranged, and carried to the said place, 
according to the ordinance of the said justices, as it has been ordained by 
the king in council that the said Bench shall be transferred to York, and 
held there. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver the expenses which 
it will be necessary to make in carrying the said rolls, etc. to the said place, 
to those who are charged by the treasurer with this carriage, orders having 
been sent to William de Herle and his ~ 



which it will be 
memoranda of the 

treasury to those 
, and the king has 



Ludyngton as aforesaid. 



fellow justices and to Peter de 
By K. and C. 



To Peter de Ludyngton. Order to cause the rolls, etc., concerning the 
said Bench, which are in his custody, to be arranged and carried to the said 
place, by the ordinance of the said justices, an order having been sent to the 
treasurer and chamberlains as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the houses within York castle 
for holding the exchequer and for the session of the justices of the Bench, 
and the bars and other things which shall be necessary for the 
exchequer and session, to be repaired and amended, and if necessary newly 
constructed, without delay, as the king has ordained in council that the 
exchequer and the king's common Bench shall be transferred to York, and 
held there, to wit, the exchequer on the morrow of Trinity next, and the 
Bench on the octaves of Michaelmas following, during the king's pleasure. 

By K. and C 
Vacated because otherwise bcloio. 

To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester. 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Sibyl, late the Avit'e of Emery 
Pauncefot, tenant in chief, from all the lands which her husband held on 
the day of his death, according to their extent taken by the escheator, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the houses wnthin Y''ork castle 
for holding the exchequer, and for the session of the justices of the Bench, 
and the bars and other things necessary for the exchequer and session, to 
be repaired and amended, and if necessary newly constructed, by the view 
and testimony of Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of Y''ork, from the issues of 
that bailiwick, as the king has ordained in council that the said exchequer 
and Bench shall be transferred to York as aforesaid. By K. and C. 



Membrane 21. 

March 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Pontefract. demand, which they bad made on Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 

P 3 



20 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



March 6. 
I'ontefract. 



March 6. 
Pontefract. 



March 12. 
Pontefract. 



March 13. 
Pontefract. 



March 12. 

Cowick. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

for the waste and estrepemeiit for a year and a day of the houses of a 
messuage in Warrew\ k, to be superseded, and cause him to be discharged 
thereof, releasing him from any distraint made on him upon that occasion, 
: rovided that those who held them answer to the king for the said year, day, 
and waste, as the king wished the said year, day, and waste of the houses of 
the said messuage which Robert de Belleyettere held, who was banged for 
felony, which was in the king',? hand for a year and a day, and which was held 
of the said bishop, to be delivered to him, so that he should answer to the 
king for it, by a security which he found before the king in chancery, for 
answering to the king for the said year, day, and waste, and the king ordered 
the .sheriff of Warwick to cause the said year, day, and waste to be delivered 
to the bishop by the said security, and now the said bishop has restored 
the said writ entire into chancery, asserting that he has in no way inter- 
meddled with the said year, day, and waste, and has besought the king to 
cause him and his mainpernors to be discharged thereof. 

To the same. Order to cause the executors of the will of Edmund, earl 
of Kent, to come before them at the exchequer and to audit tiieir account 
in the following matters, and to cause to be done in that matter what belongs 
to the final issue of thai account, as the king learns that the said earl on 
the day of his death owed the king divers sums of money from the wardrobe 
of the king and his father for the time when Roger de Northburgh, now^ 
bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Roger de Waltham, Nicholas dc Hugate, 
and Adam de Lymbergh, were keepers of the said wardrobe, and from the 
issues of Dover castle for the time when he was constable there, and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, and for other divers causes, for which he rendered no 
account. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause Richard de 1;\ Pole and William his brother to have payment 
or a competent assignment for tiie sums of money which the king owes to 
them, which they paid to divers merchants for divers debts lent to the king 
by the said raerchnnts by letters of obligation sealed with the ' coket ' seal, 
for which =uras the said Richard and William have not yet received any 
satisfaction, and have besought the king by their petition before him and 
his council in the last parliament at York to order the said sums to be paid 
to them. By pet. of C. 

To the iibbot of St. Maiy's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumber- 
land, Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to pay to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, from the said money and from other money in 
his custody, 1000/. as John, bishop of Winchester, and William, bishop of 
Norwich, and William de Clinton, Geoffrey le Scrop, and Master Kichard 
de Bury, clerk, made a certain recognisance for the said sum to the arch- 
bishop, for the king, for the expedition of certain of the king's affairs, to be 
paid on a certain day, now about to come. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to William de Melton, archbishop of York, 
200 marks from the said money, as Thomas de Brayton, parson of Camsal 
church, and Michael de Wath, parson of Wath church, in York diocese, 
made a certain recognisance to the said archbishop for the said sum, for the 
king, for tlie expedition of certain of the king's affairs, to be paid on a 
certain day, now about to come. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer and to cause the kings letters testi- 
monial to be made in the proper form under the seal of the exchequer, to 
Master Itherius de Coiicoreto, papal nuncio in England, lor his account, 



7 EDWAED III.— Pabt I. 



21 



Feb. 2. 

York. 



March 21. 
Pontefract. 



1333. Membrane 21 — cont. 

as Itherius has informed the king that he has accounted at the exchequer 
for a moiety of the first fruits of benefices reserved by the pope, for the 
last three years, and for half of the quadrennial tithe granted to the king 
by the said pope, and he asks for the king's letters testimonial for this 
account, under the seal of the exchequer, for his safety, from the said 
treasurer and barons. 

To Matthew Broun, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. Repetition of an order previously sent to him to cause \\l. Qs. 8rf. 
a year to be assigned to Roger de Quilly from the lands which John 
de Benteley holds of the iulieritance of John Lovel, the said sums being 
the value of the third part of the manor of Douuton [as in this Calendar, 
6 Edio. III. p, 488], and to inform the king of the true value of the lands 
which he has assigned to the said Roger, and also to explain why he has 
not attended to the king's previous order. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive Jchn 
Bogh, and William Josep of Kermerdyn, or one of them if both cannot be 
present, in place of brother John Wynter, prior of Kermeidyn, whom the 
king has permitted t() substitute the said persons in his place, to render his 
account foi' all the issues received by brother John de Chaundos, late prior 
of that place, and by other predecessors of the said prior, from the land of 
Soutli Wales, for the time when these priors were chamberlains of South 
Wales of the king and his father. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to John Vyncent, 
receiver of the issues of the county of Ponthieu, on his account, for 100/. 
sterling, which he paid by the order of John, bishop of Winchester, the 
eliaucellor, to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, seneschal of Ponthieu, upon his 
fee which he receives in that office. 

William Chump, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of vert and 
venison in Shirewode forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas 
of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle, and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover, 
Order to permit Roger de Freyne, who is about to set out tor parts beyond 
the seas by the king's licence, to cross from that port without, hindrance. 

Vacated, because on the dorse. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth 
and fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cum- 
berland, Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to pay 100 marks, 
from the said money and from other money in his custody, 
Talbot, by the king's gift. 

The following have like letters for the following sums, to wit 
John de Roos, for 50 marks. 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, for 100/. 

April 3. Ebulo Lestraunge, for 100 marks. 

Knaresborough. gj^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ 

April 16. Gawayn Corder, for 100«. 

Durham. 

April 20. Bartholomew de Burgherssh, for 40 mai'ks. By K. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

March 26. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Leicester • 
Cowick. Order to deliver all the money collected by them of the first term of the 



March 17. 

Pontefract. 



March 18. 
Pontefract. 



March 22. 
Pontefract. 



March 26. 
Cowick. 



to Gilbert 


By K. 


By K. 


By K. 


By K. 


ByK. 


By K. 



22 



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1333. 



March 20. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

said aid to Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wax'drobe, or to him whom 
Robert shall have deputed in his place, in the presence of Master John de 
Ayleston, for the king's benefit, although the king had appointed them to 
levy and collect the said aid, delivering the money to the exchequer, one 
moiety on the morrow of Purification next, the other moiety on the morrow 
of Trinity next. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Kyngeston. Order to cause 
two ships of war to be provided and prepared in their poi't, from the ships 
of that town, immediately upon sight of these presents, and to cause them 
to be munitioned with men and other necessaries so that they may be 
prompt and ready on the Wednesday in Easter week next, to set out in 
the king's service and at his wages, against the Scots, as the king will 
let them know, because the king needs naval assistance for the repulse of 
the Scots, enemies and rebels against him, who have invaded the kingdom 
with a great army, committing murders, depredations, burnings, and other 
crimes. By K. and C. 

A like order to the bailiffs of the town of Raveneserodde for providing 
one ship in the port of that town. 



March 10. 
Pontefract. 



March 12. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 20. 

To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, N'ottingham, 
Derby, and Lancaster. Order to pay to Henry de Wythelon, the chaplain 
celebrating divine service in the king's chapel within the manor of Clipston, 
the arrears of five marks yearly, from the time of the escheator's appoint- 
ment, and to pay to him that sum henceforth, in accordance with the late 
king's grant, on 5 December, in the 9th year of his reign to Henry of 
2 marks yearly by the hands of the escheator beyond Trent, in addition to 
the 404- . yearly that he was wont to receive for the chantry in the said 
chapel, because he celebrated sometimes in St. Edwin's chapel ; and on 
6 September in the 4th year of his reign, at the petition of the said Henry, 
the king granted him 5 marks yearly, to be received from the issues of the 
said manor by the hands of the escheator beyond Trent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Wroxale, sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, to be discharged and released by 
the king's favour from an amercement which they had exacted from him 
by summons of the exchequer, and had caused him to be distrained for it, 
as the king lately learned that John was intending divers affairs of the 
king by his order, wherefore he could not make his proffer in person at 
Micliaelmas last, and the king by special favour allowed him to make his 
proffer for that occasion by one of his clerks, and ordered the treasurer and 
barons to allow this to be done and to receive the proffer from the said 
clerk, and the said sheriff sent a clerk to the exchequer to make his profter, 
but the treasurer and barons refused lo admit the proffer from the said 
clerk, because in the writ sent to them John was erroneously described as 
sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire, and not as sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 
and they caused the said John to be amerced heavily for this, whereupon 
John besought the king to provide a remedy. " By K. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Wroxhale, sheriff of Somerset and 
Dorset, to have respite until the octaves of Micliaelmas next for rendering 
his account at the exchequer of the issues of the said counties on tlie mor- 
row of Trinity next, and in no wise to distrain him in the meantime for 
rendering his account at the exchequer, as tiie king has granted him this 
respite by special favour because he is intending divers and difficult affairs 
elsewhere by the king's order. By K. 



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23 



1333. 

March IH. 
Pontefract. 



March 18. 
Pontefract. 



March 20. 
Pontefract. 



March 23. 
Pontefract. 



March 26. 
Cowick. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause repaiis to be doae to the 
houses, walls, turrets, and bridges in Carlisle castle by the view and testi- 
mony of William de Stransale, to the sum of 20/. from the issues of the 
said county, as the king understands that the said houses, etc., are so 
ruinous and broken that he may easily suffer harm unless they are quickly 
repaired. By K. 

To John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order to cause 40 quar- 
ters of wheat, 10 tuns of wine, 6 carcases of oxen, and 200 quarters of oats 
to be bought with his money, and to cause the corn to be ground, and the 
flour thereof and the other victuals aforesaid to be carried to William de 
Monte Acuto, now in the North, and to be delivered to him by indenture, 
and the king will cause him to have payment for the money which he spends 
for the said victuals and in respect of the said carriage, as the king is in 
need of divers victuals for the maintenance of certain of his subjects staying 
in the North. By K. 

To Roger de Wylughby, Roger de Baukewell, and Henry de Fenton, 
justices appointed to take assizes in co. Leicester. Whereas lately at the 
prosecution of William Brabazoun, knight, showing that he arramed an 
assize of novel disseisin before Roger and Henry against William Ammory, 
chaplain, Eustace Folvill and others contained in the original writ, for 
tenements in Spioxton, and because the sheriff of that county alleged 
that he took into the king's hands the said tenements placed in 
view in the said writ, to wit, 2 messuages, 3| bovates of land, and 
3^ acres of meadow in that town, by reason of a writ of privy seal 
directing the sheriff to take all the lands of the said Eustace into the king's 
hand, the said Roger and Henry delayed to proceed with that assize, 
and the king ordered them to proceed with the said assize, but in no 
wise to proceed to render judgment without consulting hira, and William 
Brabazoun has earnestly besought the king to order judgment to be given, 
as the said assize has been taken ; the king therefore orders the justices 
to view the record and process of that affair and to proceed to render 
judgment with all possible speed. liy p.s. 

To Roger Mauduyt, sheriff of Northumberland. Order to intend with 
all diligence the arraying of all the men in that county, as well within the 
liberties as without, between the ages of 16 and 60 years, both horse and 
foot, and leading them thus arrayed and provided with proper arms, to wit, 
each one according to his estate, against the Scots, if they have invaded the 
kingdom by those parts, and leading them to the king if the Scots have 
presumed to invade the kingdom elsewhere. By K. 

To the sheriff of York, Order to cause proclamation to be made in that 
bailiwick that a market shall be held every Thursday at the town of 
Snayth, which Queen Philippa holds by the king's grant for life, 
because the king wishes her to have this market in the place of the 
market on every Sunday as heretofore. By K. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Shutlyndon, and a messuage and 80 acres of land in Barton, 
restoring the issues to Nichola late the wife of Richard de la Bere of West- 
cote, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the 
said Richard and Nichola held the said manor, messuage and lands jointly 
on the day of Richard's death, and that the manor, messuage and lands are 
not held of the king. 

To the sheriff" of York. Order to cause the houses where the king's 
armourers and other smith's making armour for the king dwell, within York 



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1333. 



March 26. 
Co wick. 



March 22. 
Poutefract. 



March 26. 
Co wick. 



March 27. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

caslle, which houses lately beloQged to the Templars, to be repaired for 
them to work in, by the view and testimony of Nicholas de Langeton, 
mayor of York, and if necessary newly constructed, and to cause the chapel 
there to be repaired so far as is necessary, for the celebration of divine 
service. By C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Denford, co. Berks, and Wambergh, co. Wilts, excepting 
lOZ. a year in land in Wamberg, restoring the issues, as it is found by 
inquisition taken by William Trussel, late escheator beyond Trent, that 
Emelina de Longespe held the said manors for life with the said exception, 
with remainder of Denford manor to INIatilda, late the wife of Robert 
de Holand, and her heirs, and of Wamberg manor, except the said rent, to 
Thomas, earl of Lancaster, deceased, for life, with remainder, at his death, 
to Robert de Holand and Matilda, his wife, and the heirs of Matilda, and 
that the said manors are not held of the king, a former order having been 
sent to William Trussel, late escheator beyond Trent, not to intermeddle 
furtlier with the manor of Kyngessinton and the hundred of Sutton, 
CO. Northampton, as it was found by an inquisition taken by the said 
William that Emelina de Longespee held no lands of the king in chief in 
tiiat bailiwick at her death, but that she held the said manor and hundred 
for life, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, with remainder to 
Thomas, earl of Lancaster, deceased, for life, and after his death to Robert 
and Matilda and their issue, and that the said manor and hundred are held 
of the heirs of the earl of Salisbury, which inheritance is now in the hand 
of the earl of Warenne, by the service of a red sparrowhawk or 2s. a year. 

To Gilbert [de] Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 
Rutland. Order not to ii.'termeddle further with the priory of Chaucombe, 
now void by the death of Roger, the late prior, or with the temporalities 
or goods pertaining to the same in that bailiwick, which were taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the -said voidance and because of the miuority of 
the hen- of Stephen de Segrave, a minor in the king's wardship, to whom 
the advowson of the priory belong.*, restoring the issues thereof to the sub- 
prior and convent, provided that a servant be deputed in the priory during 
the voidance, on the king's behalf, for the protection of the priory and its 
goods, according to an order sent to Matthew Broun, late escheator in those 
counties, by the late king, on tlie death of the prior Alexander [a* in this 
Calendar, 19 Edw. II. pp. 468-9.] 

The like to the following : 

Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford, and Buckingham. 
William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby, and Lancaster. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 
Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to deliver to Richard le Gold- 
smyth, 40/. from the money of the said aid and from other money in that 
abbot's custody, for his expenses, as the king has appointed Richard to 
choose in York county 60 carpenters to make certain of the king's engines 
and as many sawyers (sayhiatores), smiths, ropers {ropar''), and other 
workmen as shall be necessary for doing these works. By K. 

[Fcedera.'] 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to 
Leyce8tr[ia] to the office of one of the chamberlains of thi 



admit John de 
the exchequer, to 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



25 



1333. 



March 26. 
Cowick. 



March 29. 
Cowick. 



Membrane 20 — eont. 

which the king lately appointed him, to hold during good behaviour, 
notwithstanding an appointment which the king had subsequently made of 
Henry de Idebury to the same office during pleasure, as the king wishes 
John to hold the office. By p.s. [G305.] 

To Henry de Idebury. Order to deliver to the said John all the keys, 
rolls, memoranda, and other things touching that office, which are in his 
custody. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to proceed to 
the final issue of the account of Master Peter de Galiciano, late constable of 
Bordeaux, for the time when he was constable there, without consulting the 
king. By 0. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Order to cause one 
ship of war to be provided from that port with sufficient munition of armed 
men, to be ready to set out on the king's service at his wages against 
the Scots, who iiave invaded the kingdom, on Wednesday in Easter 
week, as the mayor and bailiffs have informed the king that several of 
the ships and mariners of the saiil town are now in the northern parts 
Avith victuals and other things for the sustaining of the king's lieges 
there, for which reason they cannot at present send two sliips, well 
furnished with men, to fhose parts, as they had been pi*eviously ordered 
by the king [as at p. 22 above.] By K. and C. 



March 22. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 19. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause 500 quarters of wheat and 
2,000 quarters of oats to be bought and purveyed with all possible speed out 
of the issues of that bailiwick, both within the liberties and without, where 
it may be done for the greatest convenience of the king and with the least 
harm to the people, and cause them to be brought and carried to Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne, so that a moiety of those victuals may be there on the Ascension 
next, and the other moiety at Midsummer next, to be finally delivered to 
the receiver of the king's victuals there, by indenture made thereupon, 
because the Scots have many times invaded the kingdom with a great 
multitude of armed men, committing homicides, depredations, burnings, and 
other innumerable crimes, breaking the peace lately concluded between the 
king and them, and making war on the king, wherefore the king has ordained 
and proposed to be at Newcastle-upon-Tyne with horses and arms at Trinity 
next against the said enemies to restrain their malice ; and to sustain the 
king and those who will come there, it is necessary for the king to have 
divers kinds of victuals. By K. 

The like to the following sheriffs for purveying the following things: 
The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, for 500 quarters of wheat and 3,000 

quarters of oats. 
The sheriff of Kent, for 1,500 quarters of wheat and 2,000 quarters 

of oats. 
The .sheriff of Essex, for 1,000 quarters of wheat and 1,500 quarters 

of oats. 
The sherifi' of Cambridge and Huntingdon, i'oi' 1,500 quarters of wheat 

and 1,000 quarters of oals and 1,000 quarters of bean" 
The sheriff of Bedford, for 500 quarters of wheat. 
The sheriff of Northampton, for 1,000 quarters of wheat, 1,000 quarters 

of oats, and 500 quarters of beans. 
The sheriff of Leicester, for 1,000 quarters of wheat, 500 quarters of 

oats, and 500 quafters of beans. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 19 — cont. 

The sheriff of Suffolk, for 500 quarters of wheat and 500 quarters 

of oats. 
The sheriff of Norfolk, for 2,000 quarters of barley, 500 quarters of 

beans, and 300 quarters of salt, and in the town of Great Yarmouth 

30 lasts of herrings. 
The sheriff of Lincoln, for 2,000 quarters of wheat, 2,000 quarters of 

oats, 300 quarters of salt, 500 bacon hogs, and 6,000 of the fish 

which are called ' stokfissh ' and ' scrafissh.' 
The sheriff of Nottingham, for 1,000 quarters of wheat, 1,000 quarters 

of oats, 500 quarters of beans, and 500 bacon hogs. 
The sheriff of Derby, for 1,000 quarters of hay, 200 bacon hogs, and 

600 liorse shoes with nails for them. 

And for the following victuals in the following places, to be purveyed and 
brought to the port of Skymburnesse : 

The sheriff of Lancaster, for 1,000 quarters of oats and 300 bacon 

hogs. 
The justice and chamberlains of Chester, for 500 quarters of wheat, 

500 quarters of oats, and 200 bacon hogs from the issues of co. 

Chester. 
The sheriff of Gloucester, for 100 quarters of wheat, 500 quarters of 

bc-ans, and 300 bacon hogs. 
The sheriff of Worcester, for 500 quarters of wheat and 500 quarters 

of oats. 
The sheriff of Somerset, for 600 quarters of wheat, 600 quarters of 

oats, and 500 quarters of beans. 
The sheriff of Devon, for 300 quarters of coarse salt {grossi salis.) 

March 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Rhys son of 

Cowick. Rhys ap Mereduk, a Welshman, imprisoned in Norwich castle, the arrears 

of his wages which he was accustomed to receive in the time of the king, 

his father and grandfather, from the time that sheriff held his office, and to 

pay his wages henceforth as long as he is sheriff. 

March 30. To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Order to cause 300 men, both 
Aberford. archers and others, to be elected from the men in his lands of Bromfeld and 
Yal, and to be provided with proper arms, and to cause these men so 
elected, armed and well arrayed, to be brought to the king at Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne, at the king's wages, to be there a month after Easter next, to 
set out ultimately with the king against the Scots, who have invaded the 
kingdom ; and the king has ordered the chamberlain of North Wales to 
pay the leaders {ductoribus) of the said men, appointed by the earl for this 
purpose, the wages for themselves and the said men from the issues of the 
chamber, until they [are] at the said place. By K. 

[/«Bc?era.] 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit : 

Richard earl of Arundel, or his steward for 200 men from his lands 

of Clon and Osewaldestre. 
John de Cherleton, for 500 men from his land of Powys. 
William de Monte Acuto or his steward, for 300 men from his land of 

Dyngbegh. 
John earl of Hereford, for 300 men from his land of Breghennok. 
William la Zousche, for 300 men from his land of Glaumorgan. 
Elizabeth, lady of Clare, for 100 men from her laud of Usk. 
Hugh de Audele or his steward, for 100 men from his land of Neuport. 
The keeper of the land of Pembrok, for 100 men from that land. 
The keeper of the land of Bergeveny, for 100 men from that land. 
John de Crombewell, for 60 men from the land of Hope. [Ibid.] 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 27 



1333. Membrane 19 — cont. 

To' the justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause 1,500 raeu, both archers and others, to be elected from the 
men of these parts, without delay, and to be provided with proper arms as 
aforesaid. By K. 

llbid.l 

To the justice of South and West Wales, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause 1,500 men to be elected within that bailiwick as 
aforesaid. Bv K. 

To the justice of Chester or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause 500 men to be elected within that bailiwick as aforesaid. By K. 

[Ibid.'] 

To the chamberlain of South and West Wales. Order to pay the leaders 
of the men whom the justice of South and West Wales has caused to be 
elected in pursuance of the king's order above written, which leaders the 
said justice has deputed for this purpose, their wages for themselves and 
the said men, from the issues of the chamber, by a clerk deputed by the 
chamberlain for this purpose, until the said men [are] at the said place. 

ByK. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. The like order, mutatis mutandis. 

ByK. 

To the chamberlain of South and West Wales. The like order to pay 
wages as aforesaid to the leaders of the men elected by John, earl of Here- 
ford, William la Zousche, Elizabeth, lady of Clare, Hugh Daudele or his 
steward of Neuport, the keeper of the land of Pembroke, and the keeper 
of the land of Bergeveny, in pursuance of the king's orders above written. 

ByK. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. The like order to pay wages as 
aforesaid to the men elected by John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, Richard, 
earl of Arundell, John de Cherleton, and William de Monte Acuto, in 
pursuance of the king's orders above written. By K. 

To the chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay wages as aforesaid to the 
men elected by the justice of Chester. By K. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay wages as aforesaid 
to the men elected by John de Crombewell. 



Membrane 18. 

March 25. To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of 
Cowick. Kesteven,co. Lincoln. Whereas the king appointed Maneutus Francisci to 
make divers provisions of corn and other victuals in divers parts of the 
realm, and to cause the said corn and victuals to be brought and carried to 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and lately the king ordered the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer, and the chamberlains to can?e 1,000/. from the exchequer 
to be delivered to the said Maneutus and to a clerk appointed by them to 
attend to the said provisions with Maneutus, Avhich money cannot be paid 
to them at present for various causes, the king, wishing the said provisions 
to be made with haste for the maintenance of his army which is about to go 
there with him against the Scots, orders the taxers and collectors to deliver 
,S00/. of the money of the said aid to Robert de Wolsthorp and John de 
Melton, whom ihe king has appointed to attend to the said provisions and 



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CALEN^DAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2333. Membrane 18 — cont. 

for receiving and paying for them, notwithstanding any otlier order directed 

to them for paying that money elsewhere. By K. 

The like to tiie taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the 

parts of Holand, co. Lincoln, to deliver 200/. to the same Robert and John. 

ByK. 

March 23. To the sherilf of Essex. Order to cause John Page to have full seisin 
Poutefiact. without delay of 6 acres of pasture in Rewenhale, which John Qeynterel 
held, who was outlawed for felony, and which were in the king's hand for a 
year and a day, as the king has learned oy inquisition taken by the sheriff 
that John Qeynterel held them of John Page, and that AVilliam Trusselaud 
John Bioumvill had the year, day, and waste thereof and ought to answer 
for them to the king. 

Vacated because surrendered. 

To the same. Order to cause the prior of Dunmawe to have full seisin 
of 23 acres of laud, 3 roods of meadow, 3 acres of pasture, and the moiety 
of a messuage in Lambourne which Robert William de Haveryngg held who 
Avas outlawed for felony, and which have been in the king's hand for a year 
and a day, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sherifP that 
Robert held them of the prior, and that William, bishop of Norwich, had 
the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to the king. 

Vacated because surrendered. 

March 29. To John de Bioumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Cowick. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain lauds in Kellevedeue, Inne worth and Great Brakstede, co. Essex, 
which he had taken into the king's hand on the death of Jolm Filliol, 
restoring the issues to Margery, late the wife of the said John, as the king 
ha.s learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John and Margery 
at John's death, held those lands jointly, by the gift and grant of Richard 
Filliol and of Ricliard de Bergholt, by a fine levied in the court of the late 
king, to be held by John and Margery for their life, with remainder to 
Richard son of the said John and the heirs of his body, and that the said 
lands are held of the abbot of Westminster and of the abbess of Elnestowe 
by divers services. 

March 31. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Corayn of Boghan 20/. 
Knaresborough. for the present Easter term, of those 40/., which the king granted to her, 
to receive yearly from the issues of that bailiwick by the hands of the sheriff 
for the time being. 

March 29. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
Cowick. fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 
Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to deliver to the king's Ser- 
jeant, Master John Pavylionar, 40/. from the said money and fi'om other 
money in the abbot's custody, upon divers provisions to be made therewith 
in his oihce. By K. 

April 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all pay- 

Knar esborough. ments, which they had required to be made at the exchequer before the 
morrow of Trinity next, or which are to be made there in the mean time, 
to be made to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, whom the king has appointed 
receiver of that money, so that the affairs of the king and kingdom may in 
no way be retarded for lack of such payment, making known to those, who 
ought to make these payments, that they will receive letters of receipt from 
the said abbot for the sums of money which they pay, as the king had 
ordained that the exchequer should be transferred to York, and had ordered 
the treasurer and barons to cause the rolls, wi'its, tallies and other memo- 
randa of the exchequer to be brought to that place on the morrow of Trinity 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 29 



]^333_ Membrane 18 — cont. 

next, and now the king had ordained a journey to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to 
repress the malice of the Scottish enemies, who have invaded the kingdom 
and do not cease to perpetrate all the evil which they can, notoriously 
breaking the peace begun elsewhere between the king and them, for which 
it is necessary for the kiug to expend great sums of money. By K. and C. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Order to receive the money which 
will be delivered to him as aforesaid for tlie king's benefit, and to cause it 
to be safely kept until further orders, and cause letters parent to be made 
containing the receipt of the money thus paid to him, for those who have 
made such payment;!, by which the king may cause tallies to be levied on 
them in their discharge. By K. and C. 

March 29. To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order to cause 
Pontefract. suitable houses for storing and keeping the king's victuals in that town to 
be delivered to Master Gilbert de Halghton, parson of the church of 
Hovyngeham, whom the king has appointed receiver of the victuals of corn, 
wine, and other things, which are now sent, or will be sent to the said town, 
so that he shall answer to the king for those victuals, and the king wishes 
that reasonable satisfaction may be given to those whose houses are so 
delivered. By K. and C. 

April 6. To the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Order to pay to Giles de 

Knaresborough. Bello Campo upon the issues of that bailiwick, 20/. for Easter term last, 

of those 40/. which the late king granted to him to be received yearly by 

the hands of the sheriff of the said counties for the time being from the 

issues of those counties. 

April 3. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 

Knaresborough. fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 

Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to pay to Robert de Tanton, 

keeper of the wardrobe, 600 marks from the said money and from other 

money in the abbot's custody, upon the expenses of the houschoid. By K. 

April 7. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to Master John de Lange- 

Northallerton. toft, warden of the scholars whom the king maintains in the university of 
Cambridge by his alms, 10 marks which the said John has intormed the 
king are in arrear for the pension of the houses where these scholars dwell, 
as to the king's great surprise, that sheriff has neglected to attend to a 
previous order directing him to pay by indenture to John the said arrears 
for the last two years. By K. 

April 2. To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to pay to Master 

Knaresborough. .John de Langetnft, warden of the scholars whom the king maintains in the 

university of Cambridge by his alms, the arrears of the wages due to John 

and the said scholars, and also John's wages until Midsummer next by 

an indenture to be made thereupon between the sheriff and John. By K. 

April 6. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause 100/. from the issues of that 

Northallerton, bailiwick to be paid without delay or excuse, upon sight of these presents 
to Robert de Wolsthorp and John de Melton for making payments for 
victuals which the king has deputed them to make, which victuals have 
been provided by Maneutus Francisci by the king's order [as at p. 27 
abovel. By K. 

To Robert de Welsthorp and John de Melton. Order to pay from the 
money which the king ordered to be delivered to them by the taxers and 
collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts of Kesteven and Holand 
CO. Lincoln, and from other'raoney tlelivered or to be delivered to them, for 



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]^333^ Membrane 18 — cont. 

the corn and victuals bought and provided as aforesaid by Maneutus Fran- 
cisci, to those from whom the corn and victuals were bought, by the advice 
and information of the said Maneutus, so that the provisions needed by the 
king may in no way be delayed for lack of payment, and to make inden- 
tures between themselves and the said Maneutus for the sums which they 
shall so pay and the number of quarters of corn and the other victuals. 

ByK. 

April 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Northallerton. Order to apply all possible diligence in levying the money owed to the king 
at the exchequer, because it is necessary for the king to pour out infinite 
sums of money on account of the great and arduous affairs arising by reason 
of the present war with Scotland, and to cause that money to be safely and 
securely guarded and brought to the king with all possible speed ; and the 
king does not wish any payment to be made to any person by virtue of any 
orders previously directed to them or to be directed, for the reason aforesaid, 
until it shall be otherwise ordained by the king and council. 

April 5. To the collectors of the new custom in the port of Boston. Order to pay 

Knaresborough. to John de Feryby, controller of the said custom in that port, such wages 

from the issues of the custom from the time when he was controller there, 

and henceforward, as John de Barton and other late controllers there were 

wont to have and receive. By p.s. [6315.] 

March 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. William Heyron, son and 
Pontefract. heir of Roger Heyron, has l)esought the king that — as 11/. which Roger owed 
to the late king for the remainder of liis account for the time when he was 
constable of Baumburgh castle, were to be paid in instalments of 20.s., twice 
a year, as atterminated by the treasurer at that time, and Roger paid the 
first instalment of 20*., and before the second term, he died — the king will 
be pleased to grant him the same terms for the remaining 10/. ; and the 
king has granted that the said William may have the same terms as his 
father enjoyed and orders the treasurer and barons to allow him to have 
them. By p.s. [6289.] 

April 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause 120 quarters of wheat, 20 quarters 

Durham. of beans and peas and 80 bacon hogs or other salt meat of the same 
value {ad valenciavi) to be bought and purveyed immediately uj^on sight 
of these presents from the issues of that bailiwick, in places which he shall 
deem expedient, both within liberties and without, and cause 40 quarters of 
that wheat to be ground and the flour to be put in tuns and tbe said 
wheat, flour, and meat to be brought and carried to Knaresborough castle 
and delivered to the constable there, by indenture, for the provision of that 
castle. By K. 



Membrane 17. 

April 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Durham. to be made to William de Botereaux, sherift' of Cornwall, on his account, 
for 30 marks which he has paid to Peter Burdet by the king's order, as 
Edward I. granted to Peter, for the long service which he rendered, the 
custody of Launceveton castle and of the gaol there, for life, receiving 
20 marks yearly for that custody, by the hands of the sheriff of Cornwall 
for the time being, and on 8 April in the oth year of his reign, the present 
king ordered William to pay the said 20 marks yearly to Peter, and to pay 
them henceforth, and William paid 20 marks in the 6th year of the king's 
reign, and 10 marks for the term of Easter last to the said Peter by virtue 
of the said order. 



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31 



]^333^ Membrane 17 — cont. 

April 14. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Durham. of London. Order to pay to Oto, lord of Kuyk, or liis attorney 125/. 

from the issues of the said custom for Easter term last in accordance with the 

king's grant to him of 250/. yearly, for life, from the issues of that custom. 

Vacated because othenoise below. 

April 14. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
Durham. fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 
Westmorland, and Northumberland. Order to deliver from the money of 
the said aid and from other money in his custody, to Master John Pavilonar, 
the king's serjeant, 20/. for making provisions therefrom in his office, besides 
those 40/. which the king lately ordered the abbot to deliver to him for that 
purpose. . By K. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the North 
Riding, co. York. Whereas the king lately appointed them to levy and 
collect the said aid under a certain form, and to deliver the money arising 
therefrom to the exchequer, one moiety on the morrow of Purification last, 
and the other moiety on the morrow of Trinity next, and afterwards, for 
certain reasons, the king ordered them to deliver all the money of the said 
aid to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, whom the king had appointed receiver 
of the said aid, to be kept for the king's use, and now the king has learned 
that they have levied for the king's use divers sums of money of the said 
aid beyond the moiety for the term of Purification, in the said North Riding, 
and retain it themselves ; and because the king needs money at present for 
the expedition of certain of his affairs, he orders the said collectors to cause 
all the money collected by them beyond the said moiety, and in their hands, 
to be brought without delay to York and delivered to the said abbot for the 
king's use. By C. 

The like to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in 
the West Riding, co. York. By C. 

April 14. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Durham. Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order to deliver the manor of Wor- 
menhale, co. Buckingham, to John, son of John de la Ryvere, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de la Ryvere 
held the said manor in his demesne as of fee at his death, of the honour of 
Gloucester, by the service of the moiety of a knight's fee, and that the said 
manor came into the late king's hands as a custody, because the honour was 
in the hands of the said king by the death of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of 
Gloucester, tenant in chief, and is now in the king's hands, and that John 
son of the said John de la Ryvere is his next heir and of full age. 

April 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Knaresborough. Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the 
sums of money paid to Arnold de Duro Forti for his wages or for other 
reasons by the king's writs, during the last four years, and to inform the 
constable of Bordeaux thereof without delay, as the king wishes the con- 
stable to inform himself concerning the said payments. By K. and C. 

April 16. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
Durham. deliver to John Darcy, whom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland 
during pleasure, if he shall need money for victuals and other necessaries 
while he intends that office, the usual fee due for the said office for a 
quarter from the time when he held that office, by the hands of the 
treasurer. By K. 

April 15. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to William Gobioun, 
Durham. chaplain, his lands, goods, and chattels which had been taken into the king's 



32 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



188B. Membrane 17 — cont. 

band upon his beins indicted before the last justices in eyre in that county 
of coming by nisjht together with others at Denshangre, and of feloniously 
taking and abducting his brother Henry, taken for the death of Roger lla? 
of Estpirie, and delivered into the custody oFthe constable and tithing man 
of Denshangre, and for taking and carrying away the goods and chattels of 
the said Henry, to the value of 40*., which were forfeit to the king, as 
William has purged his innocence before the bishop of Lincoln, his 
diocesan, to whom he was delivered by the said justices according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 

April 18. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Antony Bachefrom 
Durham. the treasury 863/. 7*. 8c?., which he caused to be lent to the king, at his 
request, by different men, and has pawned divers of the king's gold and 
silver vessels, and other of the king's jewels in his custody, to the said men 
for that money, until an appointed day, yet to come, and the king wishes 
the said men to be paid. By K. 

Vacated, because on the Liberate roll. 

April 22. To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland. Order to give credence to Robert 

Newcastle-on- de Scardeburgh, to whom the king has made known the intent of his mind, 

^y°®- to speak on the king's behalf, ui>on the contents of a certain indenture made 

between John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, and the said Robert, and 

to give elFect thereto according to the desire of the king's heart, the form 

of the said indenture being preserved. By K. 

April 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
Durham. to be made to William de Langeford, keeper of the New Temple, London, 
for 2c?. a day, which he shall be found to have paid to a certain groom for 
his wages for keeping the gates there, from 25 January in the 6th year of 
the reign, on which day the king ordered him to make the said payment 
from the ferm of that Temple. 

April 15. To the same. Whereas the late king on the 25 May in the 12th year 

Dmbam. of his reign, at the prosecution of the master and brethren of the order 

of St, Lazarus of Jerusalem in England ordered the treasurer and barons 

to discharge the said master and brethren from payment of the tenths, 

tallages and aids, heretofore granted to the king by the popes, for the 

time then past and thenceforward in like cases \_as in this Calendar, 

12 Edw. II. p. 71], and the king wishing to continue the favour 

granted by his father, afterwards ordered the treasurer and barons to 

view the said writ and to discharge the said master and brethren of 

the said tallages and aids according to the tenor of the writ, and 

afterwards at the petition of the said master and brethren before him 

and the council in j)arliament, the king learned that tlie treasurer and 

barons delayed to discharge them from the said tenths and aids in the 

king's time, although they had been released from the said tenths and 

aids in the late king's time, and the king again ordered the treasurer 

and barons to inquire if they had been discharged from the said tenths in 

the time of the late king, and if so, to discharge and release them thereof, 

and because by petition of the said master and brethren made before the 

king and council in the last parliament at York, the king learned that the 

treasurer and barons delayed to discharge the said master and brethren from 

the said tenths and aids, and by a certificate sent before the king in chancery 

by the treasurer and barons, it fully appears that the master and brethren 

were discharged and released from the said tenths and aids in the time of 

the king and his father, the king thei'efore orders the treasuier and barons 

to discharge the said master and brethren, according to the tenor of the 

previous orders directed to them. By pet. of C. 



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33 



1338, Membrane 17 — cont. 

April 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Newcastle-on- Order to intend without delay or excuse the arrangement of the rolls, tallies, 
TjTie. writs, and all other memoranda of the exchequer which the king had lately 
ordered them to cause to be brought to York together with the said 
exchequer, at the king's expense, on the morrow of Trinity next, and to 
cause the ministers and officers of the said exchequer to intend each one 
the things which pertain to his office, so that the exchequer may be held in 
that place on the day appointed. By K. 

April 23. To Juliana, wife {compaigne) of Sir William de Clynton. Request to 
Newcastle-on- retain in her wardship, Laurence, son and heir of John de Hastyng, tenant 
lyue. jjj chief of the late king, a minor in the king's wardship, and to find what 
is necessary for him and his until further orders, as the king lately 
ordered that La*rence should remain by him, in the company of Queen 
Philippa, wherefore Laurence is come to York ; because the queen has gone 
after the king in the parts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the king does not 
wish the child to travel so far, and has confidence that Juliana will take 
care of him better than any other, because, being her son, he is nearer her 
heart. French. 

April 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Ralph de Wedon has 
Newcastle-on- besought the king that — whereas he was appointed by the late king to lead 
Tyne. divers men-at-arms and others in the said king's service, towards the march 
of Wales, at his wages, and he received 46/. 6*. Sd.oi the late king's money 
by the hands of John de Langeton, clerk, as a pi'est from the wardrobe, for 
the wages of the said men, and Ralph paid the said sum, and more of his own, 
to the said men, as wages — the king will be pleased to cause account to 
be made with Ralph upon the premises, and to order him to be paid what is 
found to be owing to him ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to audit Ralph's account upon the premises and cause that to be done 
upon it which belongs to the final issue of that account, and if anything is 
found to be owing to Ralph, to inform the king, and to supersede the 
demand which they have caused to be made on the said Ralph by summons 
of the exchequer for the said sum until the quinzaine of Midsummer next, 
unless the king orders otherwise in the meantime, causing Ralph to be 
released from any distraint that may have been made upon him for that 
cause. 



Membrane 16. 

April 9. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 

Dnrhani. John Maurdyn, park keeper of Wyndesore park, to be paid the arrears of 
his usual wages from the time when Thomas had the custody of that castle, 
and to pay such wages henceforth from the issues of the bailiwick. 

To William de la Pole. Request to pay to Peter Tunnok, master of the 
ship called ' la Gerlande,' for his service, 40/. from his money, for the wages 
of the said master and of the mariners and others about to set out in the 
said ship to the North on the king's service, as the king lately ordered the 
mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull to cause a ship of war to be 
prepared, and furnished with armed men and other necessary things, to set 
out on the king's service towards the parts of Scotland, for the king's expe- 
dition of war there; and the king sends to William letters of obligation by 
which he wishes the said 40/. to be allowed to William in the customs for 
taking his wool out of the kingdom. By K. and C. 

April 10. To Gilbert [de] Ledered, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 

Durham. Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent of 100s. in 

Wadyngton, restoring the issues, as the king ordered Matthew Broun, 

9«717. ' V" 



34 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 16^ — cont. 

escheator in the said counties, to inform him why the said rent had been 
taken by him into the king's hand, which rent Thomas de Belhous, 
deceased, held for life by the grant of John de Balliolo, and which the late 
king granted to Jolui de Britannia, earl of Ricliemund, to hold under a certain 
form, among other lands which formerly belonged to Joiin de Balliolo and 
which had come into the hands of Eilward I. by forfeiture; and Matthew 
showed the king that he took the said rent into the king's hand because he 
was informed that the late king had not granted the said rent after the 
death of Thomas, and it was found by inspection of the rolls of chancery, 
that the late king had granted the lands of John de Balliolo to the earl 
as aforesaid, to hold for himself and the legitimate heirs of his body. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 28 July in 
the fourth year of his reign the king grant^ to William de Faucumberge 
for his good service 18/. 13«. 4rf. of rent for life, which the abbot and con- 
vent of Clyve were wont to render yearly to L^dmund, late earl of Kent, 
and which escheated to the king by the forfeiture of the earl, and the king 
ordered the said abbot and convent to pay the said rent to William, and 
afterwards, on 21 March following, the king granted to Margaret, countess 
of Kent, the custody of all the castles, manors, and lands, wliich belonged 
to the inheritance of Edmund, son and heir of the said earl, then in the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of the said heir, to hold until the heir 
came of age, and the king ordered the abbot and convent to be answer- 
able to Margaret for the said ferm which was then in the king's hand as 
aforesaid; and subsequently, on 3 November following, the king granted 
to Edward de Bohun the said ferm, which was in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of John, son and heir of the said earl, to hold in aid of the 
maintenance of Edward, until the heir come of age, and the king ordered 
the abbot and convent to be answerable to Edward for the said ferm, 
and orders the treasurer and barons to cause the demand to be superseded 
which they made on the abbot and convent by summons of the exchequer 
for the said ferm, for the king's use, from the said 28 July when the said 
William, countess, and Edward received the ferm by the king's grant afore- 
said, and to cause them to be discharged and released thereof. 

April 20. To the same. Antony de Pesaigne has besought the king that — whereas 

Durham. the king lately sent him, together with John de Shordich, to France and Gas- 
cony and to the Roman court to further certain arduous affairs there touching 
the king specially, and grai.ted him 40*. a day for his wages for the time in 
which he should so remain in the king's service, and for the expenses in- 
curred in furthering those affairs, the king caused 40/. from the treasury, 
140/. by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux, and S.'iO/. by the hands of 
the merchants of the society of the Bardi, to be delivered to him, and Antony 
made divers payments to the sum of 135/, 5s. 10^7. for furthering the said 
affairs, to divers advocates both in the court of France and in the Roman 
court, and to certain other clerks writing the said affairs, for their salaries, and 
to divers other servants of the pope, working at the said affairs in the Roman 
court, and to certain couriers sent from the said Roman court and other 
parts beyond the seas, on several occasions to the king in England, and 
also for provision (pasttis) for certain of the king's advocates at Paris — the 
king will be pleased to cause account to be made with Antony in this 
matter and to order 135/. 5*. 10c?. and 290/. to be allowed to him for his 
wages from 22 July last to 14 December following, to wit, for 145 days on 
which he was so engaged in the king's service, on the said sums received 
by him : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to account with 
Antony as aforesaid, and to cause the said allowance to be made to him, 
provided that he shall satisfy the king for the remainder of the sums 
received by him as aforesaid. By K. 



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] 333. Membrane 16 — cont. 

April 14. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to John de Wyndesore 2*. a day 
Durham. for his wages from the issues of that bailiwick for the time that he meets 
the said sheriff, for every day that he shall intend together with that sheriff 
the making of provisions for the king, as the king has appointed the said 
John to supervise the buying and purveying of victuals in that county, to 
be done by the sheriff, for the maintenance of the king and his lieges in the 
North, and to cause the said purchases and provisions to be made with 
diligence. By C. 

The like to the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. By C 

April 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. At the prosecution of 

Durham. Roger de Nowers showing the king that he had been appointed by writ of 
privy seal to lead certain men of co. Oxford to the late king, to set out 
with him for the defence of the kingdom, and had received 25/. from Drogo 
Barentyn, then sheriff of that county, for the wages of the said men, and 
beseeching the king to cause his account to be audited in this respect 
and justice to be done to him, the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons to audit the said account and to proceed further to the final 
discussion thereof, but they have hitherto delayed to audit that account 
and cause justice to be done to Roger, because he did not produce the said 
writ before them, whereupon Roger has besought the king for assistance ; 
and because the king has learned, upon trustworthy testimony, that the said 
writ was taken and carried away from Roger, together with his other goods 
and chattels, in the late trouble caused by the king's arrival in the realm, 
before the king undertook the government thereof, the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to audit Roger's account and cause justice to be done 
to him according to the tenor of the previous order, notwithstanding that 
Roger has not shown the writ before them. By K, and C. 

April 16. To Simon Fitz Richard and his fellows, justices of the Bench of Dublin. 

Durham. Order to hold the pleas moved and to be moved in that Bench and do justice 
to the parties pleading before them, without awaiting the assistance of 
Robert de Scardeburgh, chief justice of that Bench (who lately came from 
Ireland to the king in England for certain arduous affairs of the king, 
concerning the expedition of the said affairs by the king's order) but so that 
if difficulties arise in any of these pleas, they shall adjourn the said pleas 
until the arrival of Robert to them, as they shall see fit to be done, accord- 
ing to their discretion. By K. and C. 

April 22. To the bailiffs of Tadcastre. Writ of aid for Thomas de Papenhara in 

Newcastle-on- buying stones in the quarry near Tadcastre for the king's use, for his 

Tyne. engines, and in carrying them to the water of Wherf, near Tadcastre, for 

the king's money, as often as is necessary, and the said bailiffs shall have 

warning of this by the said Thomas on the king's behalf. By K. and C. 

\^Foedera,~\ 

April 15. To Richard Fitz Dieu. Because the king has learned by inquisition 

Durham. taken by Wilham de la Pole, Master John de Barton, and Hugh le 
Taverner in Richard's presence, that tbe following merchants caused 
a ship called ' la Katerine,' whose master was Baldwin Skipper, to 
be loaded at the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to be taken thence to parts 
beyond, with the following goods which they bought and provided, before 
1 March last, to wit : Baldwin Skipper, 3 sari)lers of wool and of wool- 
fells and half a last of hides; Lambert Rumbek, John Normaund, Peter 
Machiner, James Tonerlot, Paulinus Cumono and Conrad Conemagh of 
Flanders, 18 sarplers of wool and wool-fells, and a last and 17 dickers of 
hide.s, and 8 hides, and Albert de Swyperford, Alvinus de Brake, and Go- 
delinus de la Reule of Almain 27 sarplers of wool and wool-fells and 1^ 
la.sts of hides ; and the ship remained loaded with the wool, etc. on the said 

C 2 



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;[383. Membrane 16 — cont. 

1 March at the said town, and the merchants paid their customs for the 
same, and received their coket for them, and that the said merchants had 
not communicated with any men of Scotland after the outbreak of war 
between the king and the Scots, and had not joined the Scots against the 
king, and that Richard had arrested the ship, etc. upon pretext of an order 
from the king directing him to arrest any ship charged with divers things 
of the Scots in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull : the king therefore orders 
him to restore to the said merchants their ship, etc., without delay, and to 
permit them to do what they please therewith. 

April 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Newcastle-on- Whereas lately at the prosecution of John de Boyvill, sliowiug the king by 
Tyne. petition that 300/. had been exacted of him by summons of the exchequer 
for the debts of William de Boyvill, his grandfather, whose heir he is, and 
that the lands which descended to him by inheritance at the death of his 
grandfather are not worth more than 300Z. \\s. Id. yearly, and that 200/. 
of the said debt have been paid to the exchequer, and beseeching the king 
to cause the remaining 100/. to be atterminated at a fixed sum to be ren- 
dered yearly thereupon, and on 15 May in the second year of the reign the 
king granted by his letters patent that John should pay the remaining sum 
to the exchequer in two yearly instalments of 5 marks each, until tlie debt 
shall be discharged ; and now the said John has again informed the king 
that of the said 300/. so exacted, divers sums, exceeding the said 200/., have 
been and are paid to the exchequer both by the said William and by .John 
and some others, and that the said sums were enrolled on the rolls of the 
exchequer, and at the king's receipt there, and John besought the king to 
inform himself concerning their payment, and further to cause justice to 
be done in the premises ; the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons 
and chamberlains to examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer 
and the tallies of the king's receipt there touching the payments of these 
debts and inform the king without delay of the manner and cause of the 
said debts and of the sums paid individually upon them, and by whom and 
when, and also what and how many of these debts are cleared, and what are 
not, and cause what is just and reasonable to be done, but to allow the 
attermination made to John as aforesaid to remain in force in the mean 
time, while John shall observe the terms of payment, although the debts of 
William, which the said officers may find to be cleared, may exceed the 
said sum of 100/., atterminated as aforesaid at the time of the king's grant. 

April 24. To Hugh Tyrel, keeper of the castle and lordship of Blenlevenyth, in 
Newcastle-on- the king's hand by the forfeiture of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of 
Tyne. March. Order to cause a third part of a mill at Crukouwell which is 
parcel of the castle and manor of Crukhouwell, to be assigned and delivered 
to Sibyl, late the wife of Emery de Pauncefot, to be held as dower, the 
king having taken her oath not to marry without his licence, as the king 
has learned by an inquisition taken by Roger de Chaundos, late escheator 
in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of 
Wales adjoining, that Emery held the said mill in his demesne as of fee 
at his death, which mill is parcel of the said castle and manor of Crukhou- 
well, which are held of the king in chief as of the said castle and lordship 
of Blenlevenyth, by the service of finding four armed men and four covered 
horses for forty days in the time of a Welsh war at the castle of Blenlevenyth, 
at his own expense, and that Grimbald, son of Emery, is his next heir, 
and aged fourteen years, and the king assigned the third part of the said mill 
which is in that bailiwick to Sibyl to hold in her dower. 
April 23. To John de Peyto the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester 
Newcastle-on- Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and the march of Wales adjoining. Order not 
Ty°e. to intermeddle further with the manor of Benetleye, i-estoring the issues to 



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1333. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Sibj], late the wife of Emery Pauncefot, as the king has learned by an 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Sibyl and Emery were jointly 
enl'eoffed of the said manor by the gift and grant of Master Thomas de 
Esgar, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, and that the said manor 
is held of the earl of Warwick by the service of a, knight's fee. 

April 26. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Rhys son 
Ntwcastle-on- of Rhys ap Mereduk, a Welshman, now imprisoned in Norwich castle, the 
lyne. jirrears of his wages from the time of the sheriff's appointment, and to pay 
those wages henceforth as long as the sheriff holds that office. 

April 28. To W. bishop of Norwich. Order to pay to the abbot of St. Mary's, 
NewcHfitle-on- York, those 40/. by which the bishop lately made a fine with the king for 
"^y^^- the custody of all the lands which belonged to John de Sheltou, tenant in 
chief in Brent EIeigh(///eye combusta), co. Suffolk, on the day he died, and 
which are in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Ralph, son and 
heir of the said John, for doing certain of the king's affairs enjoined upon 
the said abbot by the king. By C 



April 25. 

Newcastle- on- 

Tyne. 



April 25. 

Newca8tle-on- 

Tvne. 



April 24. 
Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



April 28. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



April 28. 

Newcaetle-on- 

Tyne. 



Membrane 15. 

To Edmund de Baconesthorp. Order to deliver all the money of the 
issues of COS. Norfolk and Suffolk from the time when he was sheriff there, 
and all the money levied by him for the kitig's use at that time with which 
the king ordered him to purvey victuals in those counties for his use, to 
Roger de Bury, whom the king has now charged to purvey these victuals, 
by an indenture made between the said Edmund and Roger, for making 
the said purveyances. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to find by iuqui 
sition or by any other lawful manner the day of the death of John de 
Claveryng, and cause justice to be done both for the king and for Roger de 
Bourn, and others concerned, as John held the hundreds of Lodenyng, 
Clavering, and others in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk for life, by the grant of 
the late king, which hundreds were lately taken into the king's hand by 
Roger, then sheriff of those counties, on John's death, and the king has 
heard that the treasurer and baions delayed to proceed to charge Roger 
with the issues of the said hundreds, from the time when they came into 
Roger's custody, because they did not know the date of John's death. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Norfolk. 
Order to pay 100 marks from the money of the said aid, to John Perbroun, 
whom the king has appointed captain and admiral of the fleet which is 
about to go to the parts of Scotland on the king's service, upon the expenses 
of the mariners of five ships which the king ordered to be provided at 
Great Yarmouth and Little Yarmouth and Gorleston, and destined thence 
to the parts of Scotland, as the king has fully ordered him. By K. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 
Westmorland and Northumberland. Ordei' to pay to William de la Pole, 
mayor of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, 100/. from t^e money of that aid and from 
other money in the abbot's custody, for making certain provisions of victuals 
therewith for the king's use, as he has been fully enjoined by the king. 

By K. and C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanonia, the king's kinsman, or to 
James Nicholas and Bartholomew de Bardc and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Burde of Plorence, his attorneys, 500 marks for the term 



38 



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1333. 



May 1. 

Fenwick. 



April 2(i. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



May 3. 

Fenwick. 



April 20. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



May 1. 

Belfonl. 

May 2. 
Belford. 



May 6. 

Belford. 



Memhro,ne 15 — cont. 

of Easter last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 1,000 marks 
yearly to be received from the issues of that custom. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allow- 
ance to be made to the said collectors on their account for the payment of 
500 marks to John de Hanonia, by virtue of the preceding order. 

To Ralph de Nevyll, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Galtres. Order to deliver, of the king's 
gift, to Master Robert de Ayleston, archdeacon of Berkshire, the treasurer, 
who is about to come, with the exchequer, to York, six oaks, not bearing 
foliage, in the said forest where it is most convenient to be done, to be 
taken to York for his fuel there. By K. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wish and desire 
of the king contained in a letter under the privy seal directed to the chan- 
cellor, which the king sends with these presents, to be executed according 
to the form and effect of the said letter, without delay or excuse. By K. 

A transcript of the said letter is on the files of chancery among the writs 
of privy seal of the 1th year. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth 
and fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cum- 
berland, Westmorland and Northumberland. Order to deliver to Thomas 
de Pappenham, 20 marks, for his expenses, from the said aid and from 
other money in the abbot's custody, as the king has appointed Thomas to 
choose 24 masons in co. York, to make 500 stones for the king's engines, 
and for taking stones for this in quarries or without wherever they may be 
found, whether within or without liberties, paying for them with the king's 
money. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Richard le Goldsmyth, whom the king 
has lately appointed to choose 60 carpenters in co. York to make certain 
engines, and also as many sawyers, smiths, ropers and other workmen, 
as are necessary for the construction of such works, 20/. from the said 
aid or from other money in the abbot's custody, for his expenses in the 
premises, besides those 40/. which the king lately ordered to be delivered 
to him for the same purpose by the abbot. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to Laurence de Hastyng, a minor in the king's 
wardship, Avho lately came to York at the king's order, and whom the 
king has sent to Coventre to his mother staying there, to i-emain in her 
custody until the king has ordained otherwise concerning his state, 100s. 
from the said aid or from other money in the abbot's custody, upon the 
expenses of Laurence in coming to the said place. By K. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard de Leveryngton, deceased. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland. Order not to take any 
prises which are not owed in Ireland for the king's use, or allow any to 
be taken in any wise by the king's ministers or any others of those parts, 
and so to act in this respect that complaint may not again reach the king 
thei'eupon, as the king has learned that the justiciary and chancellor and 
certain of the king's ministers and others of those parts have taken divers 
royal prises of victuals and other things in the said land, for their benefit, 
and cause them to be taken till now from divers persons, against the law 
and custom of those parts and against the form of the statutes promul- 
gated in this respect, without giving them any satisfaction therefor, to the 
great harm of the common people of those parts. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Adam de Bukkesgate, deceased. 



7 EDWARD III.— Pakt I. 



39 



1333. 

May 7. 
Belford. 



May 7. 
Belford. 



May 10. 
Twcedmouth. 



May 10. 
Tweedmouth. 



Mav 8. 
Belford. 



May 3. 

Belford. 



May 13. 

Fenham. 



Membrane 15 — cotit. 

Adam de Otteley, vicar of Leysyngbury, imprisoned in Carlisle castle for 
trespass of venison in Inglewode forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, 
keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place, to 
bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Cumberland. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to cause the monks of St. Peter's, 
Westminster, to have a tun of wine of the king's right prise at London, in 
accordance with the grant of a tun yearly by Henry III. to be received by 
the hands of the chamberlain on the morrow of St. Botulph. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard de Kynebell, whom the king has heard to 
be insufficiently qualified. By the chancellor. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Richard le Spicer of Cawod to 
be released from York prison without delay, because he has satisfied Nigel le 
Potter of York and William le Fissher of York, as they have acknowledged, 
for 201., which he acknowledged before the mayor of York and his clerk, 
appointed for receiving recognisances of debt at York, that he owed to the 
said Nigel and William, according to the form of the merchant law. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Thomas 
de Pydynton, butler of Edward the king's son, earl of Chester, as much 
wine as is necessary for the expenses of his household, until Martinmas next, 
by indentures made between Richard and Thomas, containing the number 
of the tuns and the price of the wines thus delivered, and to cause the 
said wine to be carried to the place where the said Edward shall be staying. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas de Panes, who is sick and unable to fulfil 
the duties of the office. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land, and Westmorland. Order to amove the king's hand from 6 messuages, 
80 acres of land, two parts of a mill, and all the wood in Preston Patrik in 
Kendale, and not to intermeddle further with them, restoring the issues. As 
the king lately wished to ascertain the cause of the taking of the lands of 
John de Culewen, in Preston in Kendale, into his hand, and oidered the 
escheator to inform him of the cause, and the escheator showed the king 
that because he had found by inquisition of office that Gilbert de Culewen 
lately gave the said messuages, lands, wood and two parts to Thomas de 
Culewen his son, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to John de 
Culewen and the heirs of his body, and because John joined the Scots, and 
had entered upon the said lands on the death of Thomas, who died with- 
out issue, without the king's licence, the escheator took the said messuages, 
lands, wood and two parts into the king's hand ; and afterwards the king 
learned from John that at the time when the said lands descended to him 
by the death of Thomas by virtue of the donation aforesaid he was in the 
king's faith and peace, and always had been, and the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition thereupon, by which it was found that 
John was in the king's faith and peace, as he said, at the time of Thomas's 
death, and that before his brother's death he was taken prisoner of war by 
the Scots and detained in prison in Scotland, and that to save his life he 
remained in faith to the said Scots for half a year, and that he returned 
to England a year before the death of his brother, and has been in the 
king's faith and peace ever since, and that the said lands are held of Gilbert 
de Culewen by the service of rendering a rose at Midsummer, and are 
worth 41. (is. 8d. yearly in all issues. 



40 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Miiy IG. To the collectors of customs in Norwich city. Order to pay to Thomas 

'i'wec'ilmouth. de Abyndon, whom the king has appointed controller of the said customs 

during pleasure, 40s. from the issues of the said customs for his wages in 

that office. By C. 

To the same. A like order to pay 20*. to John Gloz, to whom the king 
has granted the office of the tronage in the said city. 



April 20. 

Newcastle- on- 

Tvne. 



April 24. 

Newcaetle-on- 
Tyne. 



April 27. 

Newcastle on- 

Tyne. 



April 24. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



Membrane 14. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to pay to John de Enderby, whom 
the king has appointed to supervise the buying and purveyance of victuals in 
the .said county by the sheriff to be sent to the North for the maintenance 
of the king and his lieges there, and to see that it is done with diligence, 
and to make indentures of testimony in this resjiect, 2*. a day, from the 
time John meets the sheriff, for every day that he shall intend the said 
buying and purveyance. 

The following clerks have like letters to the following sheriffs : — 
William de Werdale to the sheriffs of Gloucester and Worcester. 
Thomas de Gergrave to the sheriffs of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. 
Richard de Suthorp to the sheriff of Lincoln. 
Ralph de Wylyngham to the sheriffs of Cambridge, Huntingdon, and 

Bedford. 
John de Staunford to the sheriffs of Northampton and Leicester. 
Richard de Enderby to the sheriff of Southampton. 
Henry [de] Haydok to the sheriffs of Nottingham, Derby, and 

Lancaster. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to distrain Henry, abbot of 
Preaux {de Pratellis) , for bis fealty, because the king has taken his fealty for 
all the lands which he holds of the king in England. 

The hke to the following : — 

Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford, and Buckingham. 
Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 

Dorset. 
William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Derby, and Lancaster. 

Appointment of John de Nesebit as controller of the custom of 2s. on 
every tun of wine, the custom of 3c^. in the pound, and other small customs 
and prests in the ports of Hertilpole and Yarm, during pleasure, so that he 
write the rolls with his own hand, stay there constantly and execute ihe 
office himself and not by a substitute \_as in Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
7 Edtoard III. p. 429]. By K. 

Vacated because in the Patent Roll. 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rut- 
land. Order not to intermeddle furtlier Avith a messuage in Holtham and 
divers other lands, re&toriug the issues, as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by Matthew Broun, late escheator in those counties, that Nicholas 
de Thymelby held no lands on tlie day of his death in his demesne as of 
fee of the king in that bailiwick, but that he held the said messuage as 
of the inheritance of Matilda his wife, as parcel of the manor of Scryvelby, 
which manor is held of the king in chief by the service of finding on the 
day of the coronation of the king for the time being an armed knight on 
hoiseback, to prove by his body, if need be, against all comers that the 



7 EDWAKD III.— Part I. 41 



2^333, Membrane ii—cont. 

king who is crowned is the true and right heir of the kingdom, and that 
Nicholas held divers other lands of divers other lords by divers services. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland, who now are, or who will 
be. Order to cause John de Multou of Egreraound, son "and heir of 
Thomas de Multon of Kgremound, to have full seisin of all the lands in 
Ireland of which his father was seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death, as on 20 May in the third year of the reign the king took the homage 
of the said John, then a minor in his wardship, for all the lands wliich his 
father held in chief at his death of the late king, although the said John is 
not of full age. By p.s. [6358.] 

April 27. To Robert Selyniaii, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Kewcastle-oii- Berks, Bedford, and Buckingham. Order not ro intermeddle farLher witli 
Tyne. ^i,g manors of Solham and la Hyde, co. Berks, restoring the issues to Ada 
wife of John de Sancto Philberto and to their son Thomas, as the king 
has learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that the said John, 
Ada, and Thomas held the said manors jointly, on the day John died, by 
the gift and grant of Henry, parson of Solham church, and Richard 
Thurstayn, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, to be held bv 
them and the legitimate heirs of the body of Thomas, and that the said 
manors are held of the earl of Cornwall as of the honour of Walyngford, 
by the service of the moiety of a knight's fee, and of making suit at the 
court of that honour every three weeks. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Camhridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver to Ada wife of John de 
Sancto Philberto (he manors of Chigenhale Trenchtfoille, co. Es.>5ex, Lacfonl 
and Flemton, co. Suffolk, and Chelleswurth, co. Suffolk, and a windmill 
and 11^ acres of land in the town of Chigenhale Trenchefoille, restoring the 
issues to her, having taken her fealty for the said manor of Chigenhale 
Trenchefoille, as the king has learned by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the said John and Ada, on the day John died, held the manor 
of Chigenhale Trenchefoille and the said mill and lands by the gift and 
grant of John de Botitourte and Matilda his wife, and the manors of 
Lacford and Flemton by the gift and grant of Robert de Ereswell, cleik, 
and Ralph, parson of Chikenhale church, by fines levied in the court of 
the late king, lo be held by the said John and Ada, and the heirs of John, 
and also the manor of Chellesworth, and that the nianor of Chiaenhale 
Trenchefoille is held of the king in chief, by the service of the moiety of a 
knight's fee, and that the other manors, the mill, and lands aforesaid are 
held of divers other lords by divers services. 

May 1. To the same. Order to deliver to Ada late the wife of John de Sancto 

Fenwick. Philberto the manor of Little Lega and a rent of 6/. 6*. 8^/. from certain 
teneirienis in Little Reyues, to hold as her dower, as the king has assigned 
to her the following lands which belonged to her husband, to wit: the 
manor of Southrop, co. Gloucester, extended at WSs. 3^rf. yearly, (he 
manor o? Esthanneye, co. Berks, extended at 79*. 8^rf. yearly, the manor 
of Little Lega, co. Essex, extended at 11 1*. 8c?. yearly, and the said rent of 
6/. 6*. ad. 

To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucestc r, 
"Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and the march of Wales adjoining. Older to 
deliver to the said Ada the manor of Southrop, which the king has ussigned 
to her as dower as abovesaid. 

The like to Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, 
Oxford, Berks, Bjdford, and Buckingham, to deliver the manor of Esthan- 
neye, CO. Berks, to the said Ada. 



42 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

April 27. 

Newcastle-ou- 

Tjne. 



May 1. 

Feuwick. 



May 2. 
Ik-lford. 



May 6. 
Belford. 



May 8. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To John de Peyto, the young'^r, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
deliver a messuage and a carucate of land which are called Muttonescourt, 
and 32*. rent in Thormerton, co. Gloucester, to the said Ada, saving the fealty 
of Ada due to the king in this respect, restoring to her the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Sancto Philberto and the said Ada held the said lands and rent jointly, on 
the day John died, of the king in chief, by knight's ser\dce. 

To John atte Hawe, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent, and Middle- 
sex. Order not to intermeddle further with certain lands in Boxle, 
CO. Kent, i-estoriug the issues, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by William de Northo, late escheator in those counties, that John de 
Woldeham held no lands at his death of the king in chief in that bailiwick 
by which the custody of his lands ought to belong to the king, but that he 
held the said lands in Boxle of Benedicta late the wife of John de 
Shelvyng, by a certain service. 

To Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which Philip 
Maubank, who held of the heir of John Biset, who field of the late king in 
chief by knight's ser\ace, held in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, 
on the day he died, of the said heir, whose homage the late king took, 
because Philip son of William Maubank, kinsman and heir of the said 
Philip, has proved his age before the king. 

To John Byset. Order not to intermeddle further with the said lands 
of the said Philip, which were in the said John's custody by the commission 
of the late king, until the heir should be of full age. 

John Mayel, imprisoned in the castle of St Briavels for trespass of 
venison in the forest of Dene, has letters to Robert de Sapy, keeper of that 
forest, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the Forest in 
CO. Gloucester. 

To John de Barton and Richard fitz Dieu, collectors of the custom of 
2*. on each tun of wine brought into the kingdom by foreign merchants at 
the port of Hull. Whereas a plea was moved between the king and 
William, archbishop of York, before the justices of the Bench by the king's 
writ of quo ivarranto, the archbishop claiming to have the prises of wine in 
the said port ; and the council learning that foreign merchants were charged 
with double prises on their wines at the said port for one and the same 
cause, namely 2*. to the king on each tun of wine, and two tuns from each 
ship to the archbishop, one before and the other behind the mast, so that the 
merchants iiave withdrawn themselves and will not cease to do so unless a 
remedy is quickly applied, and in order that the said merchants may have 
no cause for withdrawing from the said port, it is agreed by the king's 
council and the archbishop that 2^. on every tun be levied on every other 
ship laden with the wines of alien merchants and coming to that port until 
Michaelmas next for the king's use, and two tuns of wine as aforesaid from 
the remaining ships for the archbishop until the said feast, and that all the 
money so levied there for the king's benefit shall be received and guarded 
by some competent man until it is determined whether the king or the 
archbishop ought to have the said prises, so that if the king's court 
considers that the archbishop ought to have the said prists of wine in that 
port, then full satisfaction shall be given to the archbishop from that money 
for the value of the said two tuns from eacli ship, and answer shall be made to 
the king for the remainder; and William Talbot, Arnald Carbonel, 
Reymund de Boligon, Peter Mauran, Peter Nicol, and Stephen Peryn, 
merchants of the duchy of Aquitaine, have informed the king that the 



7 EDWARD III.— Pakt I. 



iS 



1333. Membrane 11 — cont.. 

bailiffs of the archbishop in the port of Hull took seven tuns of the wine 
brought by thera and other foreign merchants to the siiid port, before the 
said agreement, for the prises of the archbishop, from four ships called ' la 
Seint Johan ' of Yarmouth, ' la Scinte Marie,' ' cogg ' of Ravenser, ' la 
Grace de Dieu ' of Yarmouth, and ' la Faiicon ' of Zierikzee (Sirise), but 
those collectors also levied 2s. on each tun of the said wines for the king's 
benefit from the same merchants, who have besought the king to cause the 
said prise of 2s. a tun so levied for the king's use to be restored to them ; 
the king therefore orders the collectors to restore the money so taken to the 
merchants without delay, provided that 2s. a tun .on every other ship, 
charged with the wines of alien mercliants and coming to that port hence- 
forth until Michaelmas next, be levied for the king's benefit, and ke()t 
according to the form of the aforesaid agreement. 



Membrane 13. 

May 18. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to restore to Robert Bernard, clerk, late 

Tweedmouth, vicar of Boukewell church, diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, his lands, 
goods, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand on his being 
indicted before Richard de Grey and his fellows, justices of oyer and ter- 
miner ii) CO. Nottingham, for maintaining and i-eceiving James Coterell, 
Roger Sauvage, Walter, serjeant of James Coterell, Thomas de Bukstones 
and William his brother, and .John Coterell, outlawed for divers felonies 
perpetrated by them in co. Nottingham, knowing them to be outlawed, as 
Robert has purged his innocence before W. archbishop of York, his dio- 
cesan, to whom he was delivered by the said justices, according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 

May 16. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with a plea which Joan 

Tweedmouth. late the wife of Thomas de Monemuwe brought, by the king's Avrit, against 
Maurice de Berkeleye for the third part of a messuage and 100 acres of 
land in Fjere Manton, as her dower, by the gift of her husband Thomas, 
and to do justice to the parties, as Joan has shown the king, by her petition 
before him and his council in the last parlinment at Vork, that Maurice, 
pleading before the justices, alleged that he holds the manors of Mawardyn 
and Wynferton for life, ot the yearly value of 100/. of land, by the king's 
grant, whereof he showed the king's letters patent before the justices, and 
that the said third part is parcel of the manor of Mawardyn, so th-.it Maurice 
ought not to answer thereupon without the king being consulted, upon 
which pretext the justices delayed to proceed with the said plea, where- 
upon Joan has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet of C. 

May 17. To John de Blomvill, esclieator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Tweedmouth. Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford. Order to deliver an acre of land in 
Bumpstede Helioun, together with the issues, to Thomas de Walpol, the 
king's goldsniith, to whom the king, on 21 September last, granted the 
custody of the lands which belonged to Henry de Helyouu, which were in 
the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir, to hold together with 
the knight's fees, advowsons, and all other things thereto belonging, together 
with the marriage of the heir, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John Grigge of Hampstede held the said acre in his 
demesne as of fee on the day he died, of the heir of Henry de Helyoun, 
who held of the king in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by knight's 
service, and that he held no other lands of the king in chief on the day he 
died, and that Egidia daughter of the said John is his next heir, and aged 
' nine years. 



44 



CALElSrDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

May 20. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 20. 
Tweedmouth. 



May 21. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 20. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 21. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 26. 
Tweedmouth. 



May 25. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To Robert de Shardenne, bailiff of the liberty of the archbishop of Can- 
terbury. Order to deliver 30/. of the money which he had levied from the 
issues of forfeitures and other causes in the said liberty for the king's 
benefit, to the sheriff of Kent, by indenture made thereupon between them, in 
payment of the purveyance of victuals which the king ordered to be bought 
and purveyed by him in his bailiwick, and sent to the North for the 
maintenance of the king and of the lieges in his service there. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
master and brethren of the hospital of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in England 
to be discharged and released of all tenths, fifteenths, tallages, and such 
aids exacted from them and henceforth to be exacted, causing the taxers and 
collectors to supersede the levying of the tenth and fifteenth from the 
goods of the said master and brethren, according to a former order \_as 
at p. 32 above'\, because the treasurer and barons delayed to discharge the 
said master and brethren of such tallages and aids and of the tenth 
and fifteenth lately granted to the king, which aid is rigorously exacted 
of them by divers taxers and collectors, as they have shown the king by 
another petition before the king and council. By K. and by pet of C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Wolston, restoring the issues, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert Durivale held no lands in 
his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick on the day he died, but that he and 
Margaret his wife, now surviving, held the said manor jointly, which is of 
the inheritance of Nicholas son and heir of Paulinus Paievre, for their 
life, by the demise of John Payevre, father of the said Margaret, and that 
the manor is held of the earl of Oxford by the service of a pair of gilt spurs 
or Qd. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Ordei' to pay, by indenture, 12c?. a day to 
Thomas de Borhunt, keeper of some of the king's dogs, whom the king has 
sent to him with 9 greyhounds, 21 running dogs, a veutrer, two berners 
and a ' chasken,' to stay in that bailiwick, and 2d. a day for each of the 
said berners and veutrers, and \d. for the said ' chasken,' and \d. for each of 
the said greyhounds and other dogs, for his wages, from 24 May next as long 
as he shall stay in that bailiwick, until further orders. By K. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to proceed with the presentation 
which the prior of Norton made to the church of Knesale, notwithstand- 
ing that the king h.id previously forbidden him to admit a parson to that 
church until it was decided to whom the advowson belonged, as the said 
prior presented Richard Tenery, clerk, to the archbishop, asserting tiiat the 
presentation belonged to him, and the king's kinsman, William de Bohun, 
presented a certain clerk of his own to the archbishop to the said church, 
by his writ, and William has acknowledged before the king that the 
presentation of the said church does not belong to him for this turn. 

By p.s. [6384.] 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of tlie tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumber- 
land, Westmorland and Northumberland. Order to pay to Robert de Tau- 
ton, keeper of the wardrobe, 183/. 16*. M. from the money of said aid, and 
from other money in his custody, for the expenses of the king's household. 

To the same. Order to pay to John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
20/. froHi the money of the said aid, which sum the said John will have 
paid by the king's order as a loan, to Master Gilbert de Halghton,"receiver 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



45 



1333. 



April 13. 
Durham. 



May 30. 

Tweedmouth. 

May 29. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 31. 
Tweedmouth. 



May 28. 
Tweedmouth. 



his father held of the 
By p.s [6334.] 

verderer to be elected for the 
deceased. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

of the king's victuals at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for providing and repairing 
certain granaries and other things necessary for the said victuals. By K. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland. Order to cause John atte See, son and heir of 
W.ilter atte See, tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all 
the lands of which liis father was seised at his death in his demesne as of 
fee, in that bailiwick, as .John has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his homage for the lands which 
late king in chief. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a 
forest of Savernak, in place of Robert Horaedieu, 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottinghan), Derby, Lancaster, Cumber- 
land, Westmorland and Northumberland. Order to pay to Ricliard le 
Goldsmith, whom the king lately appointed to elect in co. York 60 car- 
penters to make certain of the king's engines, and as many sawyers, smiths, 
ropers, and other workmen as are necessary for making such engines, 
4/. fvom the money of the said aid and from other money in his custody 
for his expenses in the same, beyond those 60/. which the king ordered 
the abbot to deliver to him for that purpose. By K. 

To the same. Order to pay to William de la Pole, mayor of Kyngeston- 
upon-Hull, 100/. from the money of the said aid, and from other money in 
the abbot's custody, for making certain provisions of victuals for the king's 
benefit, beyond those 100/. which the king lately ordered the abbot to 
deliver to him for that purpose. By K. and C. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Waverle a tun of wine from tlie first wines brought to the said port in the 
present season of rack {reyk) in accordance with the king's grant to them 
of a tun of red wine yearly from that port, between Christmas and Purifica- 
tion, for the celebration of masses in that monastery for the souls of all the 
faithful dead, for ever, and the king had previously sent the same order to 
Arnald Micol, then the king's butler [f/s in this Calendar, 5 Edtvard III. 
p. 387], who was amoved from his office before he had executed the said 
order. 



Membrane 12. 

May 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

Belford. granted by charter to Edward his eldest sou, the county of Chester and the 
castles of Chester, Rotbelan and Flynt, and the king's lands there to hold 
for himself and his heirs, the kings of England, together with the knights' 
fees, advowsons, royalties and all other things belonging thereto, both in 
England, Wales and the march of Wales, as the king formerly held them 
before he undertook the government of the kingdom, and afterwards, on 
19 March last, the king, wishing to provide for his son, gave him all the 
corn botli in granges and sowed in the lands, and the armour, victuals, 
animals and other goods and chattels and the stock both live and dead in 
the said county, etc. and all debts and arrears of accounts and other 
services which were owing to the king in the said county, etc. to be levied 
for his use, and the king ordered the justice of Chester, or him who 
supplied his place, and the chamberlain there, to cause the attorney of the 
said earl to have all the armour, etc. and all debts which were owed to 
the king, in whosesoever hands they might be, and to cause them to be 



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1333, . Membrane 12 — cont. 

delivered, the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the accounts of the cham- 
berlains of Chester and of other ministers of the said county, to cause the 
arrears of such accounts and all other debts which are owed to the king 
by reason of the said county from atterminations, reliefs, foreign services 
and all other debts which are still to be levied, to be extiacted from the 
said roils without delay, and transcribed, and to cause those extracts to be 
delivered to the chamberlain of the king's son, under the seal of the 
exchequer, and to cause the money which they cause or order to be levied 
from such debts after the said 19 March, to be restored to Master John 
de Brunham, treasurer of the king's son, discharging the debtors of debts 
so levied for the benefit of the said son, towards the king at the said 
exchequer. 

July 5. To the same. Order to supersede the audit of the accounts of the 

Tweedmouth. chamberlains, escheators and other ministers of the said county of Chester 
for tlie issues of that county which are not yet terminated, and not to inter- 
meddle further with those accounts, reliefs or other services due by the men 
of tliat county, but to render the chamberlains and other ministers their 
said accounts in the wardrobe of the said earl and all(;w the said men to 
answer to the earl for such reliefs and services, di3charji;ing the chamber- 
lains, etc. of the said accounts^ arrears, reliefs and services, towards the 
king. 

March 18. To the justice of Chester or to him who supplies his place. Order to 

Pontefract. deliver to the king's eldest son all the rolls, memoranda and other evidences 

touching the county of Chester which are in the treasury of the said county 

in his custody, as the king has granted the said county and the castles of 

Chester, Bestone, Rothelan and Flynt, etc. to his son as aforesaid. 

May 10. To Simon de Ruggeleye, late chamberlain of Chester. Order to deliver 

Brlford. all the rolls, fines, tallies, memoranda, keys and other things touching the 
said office which are in his custody to him whom the king's eldest son shall 
have appointed chamberlain there, by view of the treasurer of the said son, 
and to cause the seal which the king was wont to use there to be brought into 
chancery without delay, so that il: may be there on the octaves of Trinity 
next, to be delivered to the chancellor wherever he may be. 

May 5. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Shirbourn 

Belford. whom Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, has substituted to execute the 
the office of coroner in that city, in his place, to that office, taking from the 
said John an oath to conduct himself well and faithfully in the said office, 
because Richard, to whom the said office belongs, cannot attend personally 
thereto because of divers affairs which he is intending in divers parts of the 
kingdom by the king's order. By the testimony of the said Richard. 

May 15. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to cause 100 tuns of 

Tweedmouth. wine to be bought and purveyed without delay and brought and carried as 

far as Halieland, to be delivered by indenture to the receiver of the king's 

wines and other victuals there. By C. 

May 18. To Robert de Sapy, constable of the castle of St. Briavels, and keeper 

Tweedmouth. of the land and honour of St. Briavels. Order to keep by him until further 
orders the 500 pieces of iron and 5,000 horseshoes with the nails belong- 
ing thereto, which the king had lately ordered him to cause to be bought 
and provided from the issues of that bailiwick, brought to Bristol and 
delivered to the mayor of that town, at the time when the king had ordained 
his passage to Ireland for the reformation of that land. By C. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede at 

Tweedmouth. present the rendering at the exchequer of the account of the said Robert 

concerning the said iron and horseshoes, By C. 



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1333. 

May 12. 
Belford. 



May 24, 

Tweedraoiith . 



May 25. 
Tweeduiouth. 



May IS. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 8. 
Belford. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of the money of the tenth 
and fifteenth incos. York, Lincohi, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumber- 
land, Westmoi'land and Northumberland. Order to pay to Master Jolin 
Hardyng, carpenter, for his wages, and those of 11 carpenters, 4 masons, 
and three smiths whom the king is sending from York to Berwick-upon- 
Tweed with certain of his engines, 14^. 9.9. 4^/. from the money of the said 
aid, and from otlier money in liis custody, for one month, and for clotli 
bought for making overtunics for the Use of the said carpenters, masons and 
smiths, 105«. lOrf., and to Geoffrey de Conterton, whom the king has sent to 
France for certain of the king's atfairs, 40$., for his expenses towards those 
parts. By K. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland. Order to m.ikc^ a legal partition of all the lands of 
which Thomas Hildeyerd, tenant in chief of the lat(! king, was sei.^ed in his 
demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick on the day he died, according to their 
extent, made thereupon, into two equal parts, in the presence of Michael de 
Wath, clerk, to whom the late king committed the custody of the .said lands 
until the heirs should be of full age, and to cause Robert son of William de 
la Twier, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of the said Thomas, as 
eldest, to have full seisin of Elizabeth's purparty, having demised the pur- 
party of the other daughter and co-heir of Thomas to the custody of the 
said Michael until further orders, and when he has made that partition, to 
send it to the king without delay that it may be entered in the chancery 
rolls, because Elizabeth has proved her age before the escheator, and the 
king has taken the fealty of Robert for the said purparty, and rendered it 
to them. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, SufPolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the lands which he had taken into the king's hand on the death of 
Henry de Thrippelowe, restoring the issues, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator, that Henry at his death held no lands of 
the king in chief in that bailiwick by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held divers lands of divers 
other lords by divers services, and that William is his son and next heir, 
and aged 5 years. 

To the same. Order to cause John Lovel, son and heir of John Lovel, 
tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all the lands uf which 
his father was seised in his demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick at his death, 
as though the said John has not yet proved his age the king has taken his 
homage for the lands which his father held in chief so that he may be able 
to maintain him.self suitably in the king's service. By p.s. [6379.] 

The like to the f ollowmg : 

Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford and Buckingham. By the same writ. 

Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 

Rutland. By the same writ. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas lately at the prosecution of Richard de Lusteshull, clerk, 
by his petition before the king and his council in parliament, showing that 
Isabella, the queen mother had given and granted to him the custody of the 
hospital of St. Katherine, near the Tower of London, for life, and that he 
had been seised of the said custody for no small time until the said queen 
wilfully amoved him from it, the king sent that petition and the tran- 
script of a certain charter before the justices for holding pleas before him, 
ordering them to cause justice to be done after having examined the said peti- 



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3^333^ Membrane 12 — cont. 

tiou and transcript, andsummoned before them all who ought to be summoned, 
and further to cause justice to be done in this respect, upon which pretext 
they caused Roger Bast to appear before them who unjustly deforced the 
said hospital from Richard, as alleged, to answer for the same and to do and 
receive what the king's rourt might decide ; and afterwards at the prose- 
cution of Roger by his petition, also before the king and his council — showing 
the king that Richard was amoved by the visitors of the hospital from the 
custody thereof, for divers wastes and destructions done by him there of 
which he was convicted before the said visitors, and that Roger held the 
said custody of the gift and grant of Queen Philippa, and beseeching the 
king that he might be called to answer for the same — the king sent the 
petition to the justices ordering them to view the petition and to cause 
the said visitation to come before them, and also Roger and others whom 
they shall see fit to summon, and to cause speedy justice to be done upon 
the contents of the petition ; and afterwards — at the petition of the said 
Richard before the king and council, showing that Roger took no heed to 
appear before the justices to answer Richard concerning the premises, 
because another penalty is not ordained against Roger for his defaults and 
for the loss of his issues which are always levied of the goods and chattels 
of the said hospital — the king caused Roger to come before him and the 
council to answer concerning the premises, and Roger came in person before 
the king and council and alleged that he had a day before the justices upon 
the premises, and that he ought not lawfully to answer thereupon elj^ewhere, 
wherefore the king gave Roger a certain day, to wit, three weeks after 
Easter in the 6th year of the reign, and enjoined him to be before the justices 
to answer Ricliard concerning the aforesaid matters ; and because Roger, 
accumulating defaults upon defaults, has not taken heed to answer Ricliard 
in this respect, before the justices on the day so fixed or hitherto, losing 
liis issues which are levied of the goods of the said hospital as Richard has 
informed the king, the king orders the justices to proceed with all speed to 
the final discussion of that affair, having viewed the record and process 
taken before them thereupon, if they shall find that Roger did not appear 
before them on the day appointed. By C. 

May 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains, 

Tweerlmouth. Order to cause three tuns full of ari'ows to be bought and provided with- 
out delay, and to be brought and carried to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to be 
delivered to the keeper of the wardrobe, and the treasurer and chamber- 
lains shall pay the expenses thereupon out of the treasury. By K. 



Membrane 11. 

May 27. To the abbot and convent of Vale Royal. Order to send to the exchequer 

Tweedmouth. at York with all speed, to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains, 
100«., which they had granted to the king at his request for the expenses 
incurred by him for the marriage of his sister Eleanor to the count of 
Guelders (Gerle). By K. 

[jPoedera.] 

The like to the following : 

The abbot and convent of Chester, for 20 marks. 

The abbot and convent of Cumbermere, for 10 marks. 

The abbot and convent of Rirkeheved, for 5 marks. 

The abbot and convent of Basyngwei k, for 5 marks. 

The prior and convent of Norton, for 100*. [Ibid.] 
May 2. To Richard le Goldsmyth. Order to cause the two engines which the 

Fenwick. king lately caused to be made at Cowyk, and 606 stones for the said engines 



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1333. 



May 16. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 2. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 7. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 5. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

made in the quarry of Tadecaslre, to be carried to Kyngeston-upon-HulI, 
to be delivered to John Hardyng of York by indenture, to be taken to 
Berwick-upon-Tweed, a.s the king has fully enjoined on the said John. 

By K. 

To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, keeper of the wardrobe of the 
late king. Elizabeth, late the wife of David de Langeton, constable of 
Werk castle, executrix of her husband's will, ha^ besought the king by her 
petition before him and his council in the last parliament at York, that — 
whereas the late king, at the time when David laid down his said office, 
ordered him by writ of privy seal to retain the men then staying in the 
said castle for its defence, in the fealty of the said king, in all possible ways, 
at the said king's wages, and upon the pretext of this order, David led the 
said men witii him to the king's castle of Baumburgh, and retained them 
in the lale king's service there, for the defence of that castle and of the parts 
adjacent to it, from the time when he laid down the said custody until the 
28 September in the 13th year of the late king's reign, at such wages as 
they had received in the said castle of Werk, for which wages no allowance or 
other satisfaction was made to David or to his executrix or to any other 
person in his name — the king will cause account to be made with the 
executrix for the wages so paid, and further cause what is just and 
reasonable to be done thereupon : the king therefore orders the bishop to 
view the order of the late king and the books and memoranda of the said 
wardrobe, and if it is found that no account, allowance or payment was 
made to David or his representative for the said wages, then to account 
with the executrix for the wages paid by David for the said time, and cause 
a bill thereupon to be made and delivered to her. By pet. of C. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to cause 200 tuns of 
wine to be bought and purveyed and safely kept for the king's use in places 
which he shall consider to be most convenient to the king, so that the king 
can have them when he shall give notice to the said butler. By K. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which he had 
taken into the king's hand on the death of Edmund son of William do Paken- 
ham, restoring the issues, because the king has learned by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Edmund at his death held no lands of the king 
in chief in that bailiwick by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, but that he held divers lands of divers other lords by 
divers services, and that Ed. de Pakenham, son of the said Edmund, is his 
next heir, and of full age. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas at the prosecu- 
tion of John de Kokermouth and John de Heyden, executors of the will 
of John de Sandale, bishop of Winchester, by their petition before the king 
and his council, showing that the goods and chattels which belonged to the 
bishop at his death, to the sum of 5,022/., which the late king caused to be 
taken into his hand by reason of certain debts and accounts which the 
bishop owed to him, had been delivered to the executors by a certain 
mainprise which they had found at the exchecjuer to satisfy the said king 
for all the debts which the bishop owed as far as those goods would suffice, 
for the execution of the said will, and afterwards the executors, the late 
king being satisfied for all the debts which could then be found to be due 
to him by the bishop, had delivered divers jewels and other things which 
belonged to the bishop to the value of 195/., to the said king, and had paid 
divers other particulars contained in four schedules, sent to chancery by the 
treasurer and barons, to divers creditors of the bishop and other causes for 
making the execution of the will, which particulars the treasurer and barons 



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1333_ Membrane 11 — cont. 

delayed to allow to the executors because there was no mention in the king's 
order thereupon about making such allowances, the king therefore ordered 
the treasurer and barons to inspect the particulars of the said sums in the 
said schedules which the king has sent to them, sub pede sigilli, and cause 
allowance to be made to the executors in their account for the said goods 
and chattels, for the sums contained in the schedules, notwithstanding that 
the said payments had been made without the late king's order, and now the 
king has learned by the plaint of the executors that although they paid 250 
marks of the goods which belonged to the bishop, which are contained in 
the schedules among the other particulars aforesaid, to Hugh le Despenser, 
the younger, as may fully appear by his letters of acquittance, yet the 
treasurer and barons refuse to allow the executors the said sum because 
they are not mentioned by name in Hugh's letters of acquittance, the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view the king's order and the 
letters of acquittance and the said schedules containing those particulars, 
and if they shall find that the letters of acquittance were Hugh's deed, 
and that the 250 marks are contained in the schedules aforesaid, to cause 
due allowance to be made for the said 250 marks to the executors in their 
account for the goods and chattels aforesaid according to the tenor of the 
previous order, notwithstanding that the said John and John are not men- 
tioned by name in the letters of acquittance. By pet. of C. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Tweedmouth. Order to cause the defects which most need repairing in the houses, walls, 

turrets, bridges, mills, and other buildings in Carlisle castle, which defects 

are numerous as the king has learned, to be repaired and amended by the 

view and testimony of the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause houses suitable for receiving Queen 
Philippa, to be repaired and if necessary newly constructed at the king's 
cost, within York castle, and to order the keeper of the forest of Galtres, 
or him who supplies his place, to deliver whatever timber is necessary for the 
construction and repair of the said houses, from that forest, to the sheriff of 
York, who is to cause those houses to be made. By C. 

June 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 

Tweedmouth. allowance to be made to the bailiffs of NorAvich in the ferm of their town 
for the sums they have paid to Master Pancius de Controne, the king's 
leech, by his order, as the king lately granted to the said Pancius for his 
good service to the late king, to Queen Isabella, and to himself, and to retain 
him in his service, 100^. for life, to be received yearly at the exchequer, 
until the king should provide him with 100/. a year of land or rent, for 
life ; and now Pancius has besought the king to grant him the said 100/. 
to be received from the ferm of the city of Norwich by the hands of the 
bailiffs there for the time being, and the king granted his petition and 
ordered the bailiffs of the said city to pay him 100/. yearly as aforesaid. 

By K. 
Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below. 



Membrane 10. 

June 2. To Richard de Suthorp. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

Tweedmouth. superintending the buying of provisions of victuals in co. Lincoln, by the 
sheriff there, which victuals were to be sent to the North for the main- 
tenance of the king and his lieges there, although the king lately sent 
Richard to do this. By C. 



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51 



1333. 



May 30. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 2. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 23. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 10 — con I. 

The like to the following : 

William de Werdale, in cos. Gloucester and Worcester. 

Thomas de Gergrave, in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. 

Ralph de Wylingham, in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bedford. 

John de Staunford, in cos. Northampton and Leicester. 

Richard de Enderby, in co. Southampton. 

Henry de Haydok, in cos. Nottingham, Derby and Lancaster. 

John de Enderby, in co. Somerset. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede a payment of 2s. a day as 
wages to Richard de Suthorp, which the king had ordered him to pay to the 
said Richard for superintending the provision of victuals as aforesaid, 
because the king for certain reasons has ordered Richard not to intermeddle 
further in that matter. 



The like to each of the sheriffs of the counties above written. 
the names of the clerks appointed in those counties. 



ByC. 
Under 



To the justices of the Bench. The king has been besought by 
Eleanor, late the wife of Herbert .son of John, to provide her with a suit- 
able remedy as she is pleading before the said justices in the king's court, 
by the king's writ against Thomas de Bradeston, keeper of the land of the 
heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, tenant in chief, for the third part of two parts 
of the manor of Barndesleye, co. Gloucester, which Herbert gave to her as 
dower at the church door, when he married her, with the assent of his 
father; and Thomas, pleading before the justices, alleged that he holds the 
said two parts of the manor, together with the other lands which belonged 
to the earl, in the said county, until the heir shall come of age, by the king's 
grant, and that he ought not to answer Eleanor without the king being con- 
sulted, wherefore the said justices delayed to proceed in that affair, the king 
therefore orders them to view the record and process held thereupon before 
them, and if the matter has transpired as aforesaid to proceed with the plea 
and do justice to the parties according to the law, notwithstanding the said 
allegation, provided that they do not proceed to render judgment without 
consulting the king. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to James Nicholas and Bartholomew de Bard and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 500 marks 
from the treasury without delay, in addition to the 2000/. which the 
king had previously ordered the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to pay 
to the said merchants, which sums have been paid by the said merchants for 
the king as follows : 2000 marks to Master Robert de Bury, clerk, in the 
Roman court, 517/. 3*. 4(/. to Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe, 
for wines bought from certain wine merchants of the king's duchy of 
Aquitaine, at London for the king's use, and 482/. IG*. 8c?. to brother 
Adam de Sancto Botulpho, monk of the monastery of St. Mary's, York, to 
be sent to the king, together with other money, from York to the North, 
and to be delivered there for the king's use to the said keeper. 

By K. and C. 

To the abbot of St. Mary's York, receiver of the money of the tenth and. 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, 
Westmorland and Northumberland. Order to pay to Hugh Pyk, clerk of 
Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe, whom the king has .sent to 
London, to further certain of the king's affairs there, lOO*. from the money 
of the said tenth and fifteenth, and from other money in his custody, for his 
expenses in the said journey. By K. 

D 2 



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1333. Membrane 10 — conU 

To the same. A like order to pay to William de la Pole, 24/. for making 
certain provisions of victuals for the king's use, beyond those 200/. which the 
king had previously ordered the abbot to deliver to him for the same purpose. 

ByK. 

To the same. A like order to pay to Andrew le Bower and Thomas le 
Bower of York, 17/. 12s. 9^. for 300 bows and the cords of the same 
bought by them for the king's use and sent to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

ByK. 

June 7. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle, or to him who 

Tweedmouth. supplies his place. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster, eight 
bucks from that forest, at the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula next, to be taken 
and carried to Westminster at the king's cost, in accordance with the charter 
of Henry III. which the king has inspected, granting to the abbot eight 
bucks yearly, to be taken in Wyndesore forest, at the king's cost by the 
hands of the constable of Wyndesore, to be carried by the constable to 
Westminster at the eve of the said feast, so that they who thus carry the 
venison shall make two (facient dtcas meneyas) before the 

great altar of St. Peter's, Westminster, yearly. 

To William de la Pole. Order to administer what necessary expenses he 
has incurred for himself and for Master John de Hildesle and Robert de 
Kelleseye, whom the king sent with him to Flanders for the expedition of 
certain of the king's affairs there, in going to the said parts, staying there, 
and returning, and the king will cause him to be .satisfied for those expenses 
on his return. By K. and C. 

June 5. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 

Tweedmouth. land. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Isabella, late the 
wife of Hugh de Keleby, tenant in chief, from the lauds which belonged to 
her husband in that bailiwick on the day he died, according to their extent, 
having received security from Isabella that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to cause 40 miners to be 

Tweedmoiith. elected from the miners of that bailiwick, both within and without the 
liberties, by the view of Matthew de Crauthorn, keeper of Birlond mine, co. 
Devon, or of him whom he deputes for this, and cause them to be assigned 
to the said keeper, to be led to the said parts of Birlond at;the king's wages, 
to be paid to the said miners so elected by the hands of that keeper or by 
his deputy, to work at the king's wages in the said mine, as they shall be 
instructed by the said keeper, on the king's behalf. By C. 

To Matthew de Crauthorn, keeper of the said mine. Order to pay to 
the said miners their wages from the time when they shall be elected, from 
the issues of the said mine, as was wont to be done at another time. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause the necessary wood for the 
works in the king's mine of Birlond, co. Devon, to be appraised and bought 
from the woods in that bailiwick nearest to the mine, both within and without 
the liberties, where it can best be done, by the view and advice of Matthew de 
Crauthorn, keeper of the mine, with the king's money, to be paid to those from 
whom the wood shall be so bought, and to cause the said wood to be assigned 
and delivered to the keeper, for doing the said works, as the king understands 
that the works in the mine cannot at present be carried on for the king's 
benefit for waut of wood there, and the king has ordered the keeper to 
supervise the buying of the wood, and to pay those from whom the wood is 
bought, from the issues of the mine. By C. 

June 6. To the collectors of the customs in Lincoln city. Order to cause allow- 

Tweedmouth. ance to be made to William de la Pole for 40/. in the customs of his own 



June 10. 
Tweedmouth. 



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1333. 



June 15. 

Tweedmoiith. 



June 12. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 10. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 16. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

wool, which he has caused to be taken out of thestapU> there to parts beyond, 
as WilHam paid that sum for the king at iiis request to Peter Tunnok, 
master of a shiji called ' la Trinite,' of Kyngestou-upou-Hull, for the king's 
service in tlie war against Scotland, for the wages of the said master and 
those of the mariners and others in the said ship about to set out to the said 
parts in the king's service, 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Benedict le Engleys, who owns no lands within that 
county to qualify him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, late x-eceiver of the money of 
the tenth and fifteenth in cos. York, liincoln, !N"ottingham, Derby, Lancaster, 
Cumberland, Westmorland, and Northumberland, and of certain other money 
of the king, in his account at the exchequer, for 100/. which he paid to 
divers men by the king's order for bows, ari'ows, ropes, empty casks for 
holding flour, and other small necessaries bought for the king's use. By K. 

To Ralph de Nevyll,^keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Gaitres. Order to deliver to Master 
Robert de Ayleston, archdeacon of Berkshire, the king's treasurer, twelve 
oaks, not bearing leaves, in the said forest, by the king's gift, wherever it 
may be most convenient, besides those six oaks which the king had pre- 
viously ordered him to deliver to the said Robert to be taken to the city of 
York for his fuel there. By K. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause the earl of Warwick to have 
full seisin without delay of a messuage, a carucate of land and 16 acres of 
meadow in Claverdon, which Robert de Warrewyk held, who was hanged 
for felony, and the said lands have been in the king's hands for a year and 
a day, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that 
Robert held the said messuage, carucate and meadow of the earl, and that 
Roger de Aylesbury had the said year and day and waste thereof and ought 
to answer for them to the king. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Shrewsbury. Order to arrest all wool, hides and wool-fells which they 
shall henceforth find merchants or others to be carrying out of the said port 
unless the custom, due to the king thereupon, has first been paid, and to 
detain them under arrest until further orders, and to inform the king of the 
names of those who so carried away their wool, etc., and of those who have 
carried them away in times past, and to whom the said wool, etc. belong, 
because the king understands that divers merchants and others carry their 
wool, etc., out of the said port without having satisfied the king for the 
custom due thereupon, and that they continue to do so to the king's damage, 
and against the ordinance of the staple made thereupon by the king and 
his council. By C 

To Geoffrey le Scrop, and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Whereas Robert de Cliderhou, clerk, impleads Adam de 
Cliderhou, knight, and others before the justices, by the king's writ, of a 
certain trespass committed on him by Adam and others, and Adam, scheming 
to impede the prosecution of Robert in this respect, caused himself to be 
essoined against Robert, for the king's service, on the quinzaine of Trinity 
last, which day the said parties had in the said writ, before the king, and 
becau.se the king knows for a certainty that the said Adam was not in his 
service on that day and is not in his service, the king has informed the 
justices of the premises, and further orders them to cause justice to be 
done in the matter. ^^ . By C. 



54 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

June 17. 
Tweedmouth. 



June IG. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 12. 

Tweedmouth. 



Memb7'ane 10 — cont. 

To the collectors of the customs in the city of London. Order to pay to 
John de Wyudesore, clerk, whom the king has sent to parts beyond the 
seas, for furthering certain of his affairs there, 20 marks from the money 
of that custom for his expenses in the said journey. By K. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas de Panes, who is sick and unable to fulfil the 
dutie.'' of that office. 

To the abbot of Rameseye. Order to send the 20/., which he had 
granted to the king at his request, for which the king renders him special 
thanks, in aid of the expenses which the king incurred for the marriage of 
his sister Eleanor to the count of Guelders (Gerle), to the exchequer 
on the octaves of Michaelmas next, to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains there. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 



3IEMBRANE 9. 

June 6. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

Tweedmouth. land and Westmorland. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to 
Joan, late the wife of Patrick de Suthayk, tenant in chief, from the lands 
which belonged to her husband in that bailiwick at his death, according to 
their extent, in the presence of William Lenglis, to whom the king has com 
mitted the custody of two parts of the said lauds until Patrick's heir 
shall come of age, if he choose to attend, upon Joan taking oath not to 
marry without the king's licence. 

June 4. To Robert Selyraan, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Tweedmouth. Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
assigned to Isabella, late the wife of Walter Gascelyn, tenant in chief, from 
the lands which belonged to her husband in that bailiwick at his death, 
according to their extent, upon her taking oath not to marry without the 
king's licence. 

June 6. To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 

Tweedmouth. Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
cause reasonable dower to be asssigned to Isabella, late the wife of Walter 
Gascelyn, tenant in chief, from the lands which belonged to her husband in 
that bailiwick at his death, according to their extent, upon her taking oath 
as aforesaid. 

June 10. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

Tweedmouth. land and Westmorland. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage 
and 7 acres of land in Wygeton and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
restoring the issues, as the king lately wished to ascertain the cause of the 
taking of the said messuage and lands of John le Peyntour of Wygeton by 
the escheator, and ordered the escheator to inform him thereof, and the 
escheator informed the king that he had taken the said messuage and lands 
into the king's hand because John le Peyntour of Wygeton was said to 
have joined the Scots against the king, and afterwards the king learned 
from John that he had never joined the Scots, but had always remained in 
the peace of the king and his father, and the king ordered the escheator to 
take an inquisition, by which it was found that John in the time of the 
truces between the late king and Robert de Bruys, begun in the 13th year 
of the reign, went into Scotland at the command of Andrew de Harcla to 
paint a certain picture {imaginem) for William de Karliolo and for doing 
other necessary things for his service, in which time it was lawful for 



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June 16. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 17. 
Tweedmouth. 



April 20. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



June 11. 

Tweedmouth. 



June 6. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

anyone to pass from England into Scotland by the licence and letters of 
safe conduct of the keeper of the march, and that John had letters of 
safe conduct from Andrew, and so stayed there for a year without at any 
time joining the Scots, and that John returned to England during the said 
ti'uces and has always remained in the peace of the king and his father, and 
that the said messuage and lands are held of John Gernoun and Margaret 
his wife by the service of one pound of cinnamon yearly, and that they 
are worth Qs. Sd. yearly, in all issues. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lands which Simon Darches, tenant in chief of the late king, held as of 
the honour of Walyngford, then in the late king's hand, because Richard, son 
and heir of Simon, has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
lately gave and granted the castle and honour of Walyngford together with 
the knights' fees belonging thereto, by charter to John de Eltham, his 
brother, and to the legitimate heirs male of his body. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 
de la Hay, to whom the late king committed the custody of two parts of the 
lands which belonged to Simon Darches until his heir should come of age, 
rendering 40Z. yearly to the exchequer, to be discharged and released hence- 
forth of that ferm, provided that he answer at the exchequer for the 
arrears of that ferm, if any, because the king has ordered Robert 
Selyman not to intermeddle further with these lands. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Adam de Wythy- 
ford, clerk, chamberlain of South Wales, in his account, for the wages and 
accustomed fees which the justice of South Wales has reasonably paid to 
the constables, sheriffs, ministers, and other officers of the king and those 
who supply their places, in the said parts of South Wales, as such payments 
have hitherto been accustomed to be made. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause due payment to be made to Maurice de Berkele of 
50 marks, or else to allow that sum in his ferm for next Michaelmas for the 
manors of Fulbrok and Westhalle and for certain lands in Upton, Toneton, 
and Swynbrok, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and which 
came into the king's hands by the forfeiture of the said Hugh, as Maurice 
has besought the king to cause this to be done, showing that that sum is in 
arrears to him of those 100/. which he ought to have received from the 
king for 30 raen-at-arms whom he retained in his company for the siege of 
Berwick, by the king's order. By p.s. [6347.] 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to restore to Robert de Milverton, 
clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which had been taken into the king's 
hand on his being summoned before William de Sutton, coroner of that 
county, for receiving William de Belton and other thieves, with four horses 
of the price of 10 marks, feloniously stolen from the parson of Whitewyk 
church, CO. Leicester, by the said William de Belton, approver, and accused 
before Thomas de Bello Carapo, earl of Warewyk, and his fellows, justices 
of oyer and terminer in that county, of having feloniously plundered 
Richard de Milverton, chaplain, of four stones of wool of the price of 24*. 
as Robert has purged his innocence before A« bishop of Worcester, ordinary 
of the place, to whom he was delivered by the justices, according to the 
privilege of the clergy, as Adam de Herewynton, vicar-general of the 
bishop, who is acting in remote parts, has informed the king by his letters 
patent. 

Richard de Curzun, parson of Breydessale church, imprisoned at 
Nottingham for trespass oi venison in Shirewode forest, has letters to 



$6 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2333. Membrane Q — cont. 

Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in that forest, to bail him until the coming of the 
justices for pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 

June 16. To John de Blonvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Tweedmouth. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Kellevedene and Little Badewe, and the advowson of Little 
Badewe church, co. Essex, and the manors of Little Okie, in the same 
county, with the advowson of the church of that town, because the king has 
learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John Filiol and Margery 
his wife, on the day of John's death, jointly held the said manors of 
Kellevedene and Little Badewe with the advowson of the church there of the 
gift and grant of Richard Filiol and Richard de Bergholt, and the manors of 
Little Okie with the advoAvson of the church there of the gift and grant of 
Edmund de Gunnevill, parson of Ressheworth church, and Ralph Filiol, by 
fines levied thereupon in the court of the late king, to hold the said manors 
of Kellevedene and Little Okie with the advowson of Okie church for their 
life with remainder to Richard son of the said John, and the legitimate 
heirs of his body, and the manor of Little Badewe with the advowson of the 
church there to the said John and Margery and the heirs of their bodies ; 
and that the manor of Kellevedene is held of the king in chief as of the 
honour of Hagenet, by the service of three knights' fees and of rendering 
30s. yearly to the ward of Dover castle at the Assumption, and the manors of 
Little Okie and Little Badewe and the said advowsons are held of the heir 
of Robert son of Walter, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of 
5^ knights' fees and of rendering 18*. 4c?. yearly for six months to the ward 
of Baynard castle, and the king has taken the fealty of Margery due to him 
in this respect. 

June 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas lately at the 

Tweedmouth. prosecution of Alexander, archbishop of Dublin, by his petition before the 
king and his council, showing that the late king on 20 December, in the 1st 
year of his reign, ordered by his writ John Wogan, then justiciary of 
Ireland, and the said archbishop, then treasurer there, to take all the 
Templars in Ireland and cause them to be safely guarded, and to seize all 
the lauds, goods and chattels of the said Templars there into the late king's 
hand, and that the said treasurer should deliver suitable maintenance to the 
Templars from the said goods and chattels, according to the ordinance of the 
late king sent to the justiciary and treasurer; and the archbishop beseeching 
the king to order an allowance to be made to him in his account for the sums 
so paid to the Templars, the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer of Dublin and the chamberlains there to inform him of the 
number of Templars taken in Ireland by virtue of the late king's order, 
and how much had been ordained for their maintenance, and the sum of 
money paid to them on the said occasion, and by whom that payment was 
made and how ; and now the archbishop has besought the king to cause 
allowance to bo made to him for the money spent by him as aforesaid, as 
the said treasurer, barons and chamberlains have fully informed the king 
concerning the premises ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to cause due allowance to be made to the archbishop for the said sums 
of money, which they shall ascertain that he has paid as aforesaid. 

ByC. 

To the same. Whereas at the prosecution of Alexander, archbishop of 
Dublin, by his petition before the king and his council showing that Walter 
de Thornebury, chancellor of the late king in Ireland at the time when the 
archbishop was treasurer there, bad been appointed by the late king by 
commission under the great seal used in Ireland to supply the place of the 
said treasurer, and had received and held divers sums of money, both for the 



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1333. 



June 20. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 21. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 25. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

fee ot cliancfllor and for tlie prest of the treasury while he was so supplying 
the phice of the sjiitl treasurer, for which sums the archbishop asserts that 
he has received no allowance; and beseeching the king to cause allowance to 
be made to him for them on his account, the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, and the chamberlains there, to 
examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the matter, 
and inform the kiuf^ of what they find there, and now the said archbishop 
has besought the king to cause allowance to be made to him for the said 
suras, as the said treasurer, barons and chamberlains have fully informed the 
king of the premises, the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
view and examine the said certificate and the sums received by the locum 
tenens, and to cause due allowance to be made to the archbishop in his 
account for such sums as can reasonably be allowed to him. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause due allowance to be made to the said arch- 
bishop for divers payments for the custody of the castles of Athlon, Ros- 
coman and Kaundon, and also for divers minute necessary expenses which 
he made in the exchequer of Dublin, as the archbishop has shown in his 
petition before the king and council, and that he received no allowance in 
his account for these payments and expenses, as other treasurers in like case 
were wont to receive before him, and has besought the king to cause an allow- 
ance to be made to him, and the king ordered the treasurer and barons of 
the exchequer, Dublin, and the chamberlains there to inspect the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer touching this matter, and inform the king of 
what they find there, and now the archbishop has besought the king to 
cause an allowance to be made to him for the said payments, as the said 
treasurer, barons, and chamberlains have fully informed the king concern- 
ing the premises. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a certain suitable house in York 
castle to be repaired or newly constructed for the justices for trying pleas 
before the king, for holding the said pleas, by the view and testimony of 
Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of York. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert de Grenefeld, who has no lands in the said 
county to qualify him. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Ada, late the wife of 
.John de Sancto Philberto, tenant in chief, a knight's fee in Alwaldesbury, 
CO. Oxford, which Adam de la Penne holds, extended at QL yearly, which 
the king has assigned to her as her dower from the knights' fees which 
belonged to her husband, together with the moiety of a knight's fee in 
Thormarton, co. Gloucester, which John de Fiffide holds, extended at 
1005. yearly. 

To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
deliver to the said Ada the moiety of a knight's fee in Thormarton, which 
has been a.ssigned to her as aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Ada the advowson of 
Thormarton chapel, co. Gloucester, extended at 10/. yearly, which the king 
has assigned to her as her dower together with a third part of tlie advowson 
of Eton church, co. Berks, to wit, the third presentation when it falls in, 
extended at 10 marks yearly, from the advowsons which belonged to 
her husband. 

To Robert Selyman, esclieator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to the said Ada a third part of 
the advowson of Eton church, which the king has assigned to her as aforesaid. 



58 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

June 17. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 4. 

Tweedmouth. 



July 20. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 8. 

To Hugii Sampson, collector of the custom of 2s. a tun of wine in the 
port of Southampton. Order to permit Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, 
whom the king appointed on 5 May last to levy and collect the said custom 
in all the ports of England during pleasure, to do so according to the 
form of the king's grant, and not to intermeddle with the collection of the 
said custom, and to deliver to him by indenture any issues collected after 
the said 5 May. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : 

Walter Turk and Augustine le Waleys in the port of London. 

Stephen Fauconer and Thomas Espilon in the port of Sandwich. 

John Wyne and Elias de Mene in the port of Chichester. 

Adam de Glide and Nicliolas le Fevre in the port of Melcombe. 

Robert But and John Pellesou in the port of Boston. 

Thomas Coynt and John Vyvyan in the ports of Cornwall. 

Richard Pleye and Robert Mountayn in the port of Exeter. 

Roger de Suthwyk and Gilbert Geldewyne in the port of Rochester. 

William le Carter and Henry de Roston in the ports of Scardeburgh 
acd Whiteby. 

.John de Barton and Richard fitz Dieu in the port of Kyngeston-upon- 
Hull. 

Robert de Tughale and John de Denton in the port of Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne. 

Roger le Gosewyk and Nicholas de Burnetoft in the ports of Hertil- 
pool and Jarum. 

John Perbroun and Geoflrey de Drayton in the port of Yarmouth. 

John de Preston and Richard de Leyham in the port of Ipswich. 

John de Swerdeston and Thomas de Melcheburn in the port of 
Lenne. 

Roger Turtle and Hugh de Langebrugge in the port of Bristol. 

Richard Bat and Stephen de Padyham in the port of Wynchelse. 

John Stephne and William de Sandale in the port of Haverford. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Geoffrey Hacun, parson 
of Northcave church, and John de Wartre have shown the king that 
whereas John de Octon lately held certain lands in Octon, co. York, of the 
king's progenitors by serjeanty, to wit by the service of archery, rendering 
10.?. yearly thereupon, and certain other lands in Esthorp, in the same county, 
of the ancestors of Henry de Percy, by knight's service, and 1065. 2d. which 
were in arrears of the service of the said serjeanty in the time of John de 
Octon, hitherto run in demand, and although none of the said tenements which 
belonged to John de Octon came into the hands of the said Geoffrey and 
John de Wartre, yet the treasurer and barons caused the said 106*. 2d. to be 
exacted from them, omitting the tenants of the said tenements in Octon, 
and caused Geoffrey and John to be unjustly distrained for that reason ; the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to ascertain by inquisition or 
in another legitimate way whether Geoffrey and John did not hold any of 
the lands of John de Octon in Octon, and if there are no other reasons why 
the said Geoffrey and John ought not to be charged towards the king then to 
cause the exaction of the said lOGs. 2d. from them to be superseded, provided 
that the said sum is levied from those who ought to be charged therewith. 

To the collectors of the customs in the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to 
the count of Julers or his attorney 450 marks for the term of Easter last, 
out of the issues of the customs aforesaid, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 900 marks yearly from the issues of the custom in the 
port of Boston, because the staples of wool, hides, and wool-fells, have been 



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June IG. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 15. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 28. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 26. 

Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

established at Lincoln and other certain places, and the customs are col- 
lected there and not elsewhere. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the said collectors in their account for the payment of 
450 marks to the count of Julers, by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the same. Whereas Edward T. received 672/. 5*. lQ\d. for his most 
urgent affairs, and for the service and defence of the realm, from the abbess 
and nuns of Canounlegh, by the hands of his ti'easurer and chamberlains of the 
exchequer, by the view and testimony of David de Seryngton, clerk of the 
said abbess, and the said king, on 16 September in the 22nd year of his 
reign, promised by his letters patent to cause the abbess and nuns to be 
satisfied for the said sum when he should be required by them, and the late 
king, on 20 March in the 4th year of his reign, granted to the said abbess 
and nuns by his letters patent under the great seal that 100/. a year of land 
or rent, by reasonable extent, should be delivered to them from the custodies 
which should chance to come into the king's hand, to be held until the abbess 
and nuns had received the said sum, and afterwards at the prosecution of 
the abbess and nuns by their petition before the king and his council in the 
parliament held at Westminster on the morrow of Michaelmas, in the fifth 
year of his reign, beseeching the king to cause payment of the said sura or 
other satisfaction to be made to them, the king granted that they should 
receive and have every year from 1 June then last past, a moiety of all the 
customs in that port of Southampton, except the custom of wines, after 
1000/. from both the old and new customs in that port have beei\ levied, by 
the hands of the collectors for the time being, until the said abbess and nuns 
have received the said sum, by virtue of which grant the abbess and nuns 
have received 230/. from the said moiety in part satisfaction of the said debt, 
and they cannot secure payment of the remainder of that debt or other satis- 
faction by reason of certain assignments on the said customs made else- 
where, wherefore they have again besought the king to cause payment of 
the remainder of the debt or other satisfaction to be given to them ; the 
king therefore granted to them that they should receive and have 50 marks 
a year from the issues of the new custom in that port, except the custom 
of wines, and that every year, to be reckoned from Easter last, after 
221/. lis. \0d. have been levied from the said custom, they shall in like 
manner receive a moiety of the remainder of the whole of that custom, except 
the custom of wines, until they have received the arrears of the said debt ; 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause payment to the 
abbess to be made as aforesaid, notwithstanding any previous order to 
the contrary. By C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard de Cotes, deceased. 

To Henry le Gulden, eseheator in cos. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and 
Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Rostranget, 
Tremodreet and Tregrean, as it is found by inquisition post mortetn that 
Oto de Bodrigan, on the day he died, held in his demesne as of fee, the 
manors of Rostranget and Tremodret of the king, as of the honour of Lan- 
ceveton castle, then in the king's hand, by the service of 6 knights' fees, 
and the manor of Tregrean also of the king, as of the manor of Tenwyngton, 
in socage by the service of rendering 37s. Qd. to the king yearly, and the 
king lately granted the said honour and manor of Tenwyngton together with 
the knights' fees to John de Eltham, his brother, earl of Cornwall, by 
charter, for himself and the legitimate heirs male of his body, as is fully 
contained in that charter, and now William de Bodrigan, son and heir of 
the said Oto, has proved his age before the eseheator. 



60 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1383. 

June 27. 
Tweedmoutb. 



June 26. 
Twecdmouth. 



June 28. 
Tweedmoutb. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford, and Buckingham, Order not to intermeddle futher with a mes- 
suage and 100 acres of land in Bradonbani, restoring the issues, because 
the king has learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Simon de 
Falvesle and Alice his wife held the said messuage and lands jointly, on 
the day Simon died, of the lord of Daventre, by the service of a pair of 
gloves of the price of l\d. 

To the treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer. Order to 
.assemble the great men and others to solemnize the anniversary of Edward I. 
on the Translation of St. Thomas of Canterbury next, as was done in 



the reign of the late king. French. 



[Feeder a. 1 



To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause the dean and chapter of 
St. Mary's, Warrewyk, to have full seisin, without delay, of a toft and the 
fourth part of a messuage in Warrewyk, which Robert le Belyetere of 
Warrewyk held, who was hanged for felony, because the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff tiiat the said toft and fourth part have been 
in the king's hand for a year and a day, and that Robert held them of the 
dean and chapter, and that Roger de Aylesbury, late sheriff of that county 
bad the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to the 
king. 



Membrane 7. 

June 20. To Roger de Wolsthorp and Hugh de Edlyngton the younger, collectors 

Tweedmoutb. of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the city of Lincoln and in 
the port there. It was lately ordained by the king, the magnates and chief 
men of the realm in the last parliament held at York, that native merchants 
should pay the king half a mark on each sack of wool and on every 300 wool- 
fells, and on each last of hides one mark, and that alien merchants should 
pay 10*. on every sack of wool and on every 300 wool-fells, and 20^. on 
each last of hides, taken out of the realm to parts beyond, from Purification 
in the 6th year of the reign, to the same feast in the following year, beyond 
the customs due and paid to the king thereupon, in aid of the great and 
infinite expenses which the king has been obliged to incur for the defence 
of the realm against the attacks of the Scots, and for other necessary and 
evident causes, and the king appointed Roger and Hugh to levy and collect 
the said subsidy in that city and port, but because the king afterwards learned 
from certain merchants of the kingdom that the said ordinance if it was carried 
into effect would work to the king's harm, and that the wool would be sold 
afterwards in the kingdom for a less price than it was wont to be, to the 
damage of the people of the kingdom, the king has revoked the said 
ordinance with the assent of the council and of the merchants, and therefore 
orders Roger and Hugh to supei-sede the execution of their commission, 
and if they have levied anything from the said merchants by reason of the 
said subsidy, to restore it without delay to them, returning the letters patent 
granting them that commission to chancery without delay. 

By K. and C. and by p.s. 
The like to the following : 

John de Hales and William But, the younger, in the city of Norwich. 

Roger Turtel and Hugh de Langebrigg, in Bristol. 

William de Freston and William Fox, in the city of York. 

John Devenissh and Nicholas de Excestr[ia], in the city of 
Winchester. 

Hugh de Donnogh of Bukenhale and Laurence Priket, in Shrewsbury. 

John de Grantham and John de Causton, in the city of London. 



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1333. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Richard Playegh and Robert Mounteneye, in the city of Exeter. 
Robert de Toughale and John de Denton, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
Richard de Trehampton, Simon de Grymesby and John Pelsone of 

Boston, in co. Lincoln. 
Simon de Hedersete, Robert de Dreyton and Thomas de Melchebourn, 

or two of them, in co. Norfolk. 
John Tendryng and John de Preston, in co. Suffolk. 
Thomas Gobyoun and John de Blouuvill, in co. Essex. 
Geoffrey atte Lee and William Flambard, in co. Hertford. 
Henry de Bedik and Richard de Pounz, in co. Middlesex. 
John de Frenyngham, Thomas Aspliou of Sandwich and Stephen de 

Padyham, or two of them, in co. Kent. 
William de Weston and John Wyue of Chichester, in cos. Surrey and 

Sussex. 
John de Skures and Thomas de Bynydon, in co. Southampton. 
William Berill and Adam Glide, in co. Dorset. 
John de Harnham and Hildebrand de London, in co. Wilts. 
Thomas de Marlebergh and Robert de Somerton, in co. Somerset. 
Ralph de Monte Forti and Matthew de Crauthorn, in co. Devon. 
Richard de Hiwissh and Roger de Blacolve.sle, in co. Cornwall. 
Robert de Aston and Robert de Gyene, in co. Gloucester. 
Roger Carles and John de Aldenham, in co. Salop. 
Richard de Emeldon and Robert de Toughale, in co. Northumberland. 
Robert de Barton and Clement de Skelton, in co. Cumberland. 
Robert de Bek and Richard de Ouyoteseye, in co. Stafford. 
Walter de Newenton and Robert de Somery, in co. Worcester. 
John Ryvel and Henry de Hocle, in co. Warwick. 
Roger de Belegrave and William Owyn, in co. Leicester. 
John de Alveton and Adam de Dene, in co. Oxford. 
John de Burton and John de Benham, in co. Berks. 
Nigel de Shaldeford and Roger le Maresshall, in co, Bedford. 
Philip de Aylesbury and Richard de Passelowe, in co. Buckingham. 
William Busteler and John de Briggeham, in co, Cambridge. 
William Moyne and .John Waldeshef, in co. Huntingdon. 
John Daundelyn and Eustace de Brunneby, in co. Northampton. 
John Boyvill and John Basset, in co. Rutland. 
John de Bolyngbrok and John Bik, in co. Nottingham. 
Richard de Coursoun and Robert de Sallowe, in co. Derby. 
William de Tatham and Robert de Shirburn, in co. Lancaster. 
Robert Broun and Adam Lucas, in co. Hereford. 
John fie Derewyntwatre and William Flauvel, in co. Westmorland. 
John Moryn, William de Shareshill and John de Barton of Kyngeston, 

or two of them, in co. Yoi-k. 

June 20. To L. bishop of Durham. A like order to supersede the execution of a 

Tweedmouth. commission by which the king ordered him to cau.se certain liege men of 
that liberty to be appointed to collect the said aid within that liberty ; and 
to restore anything that may have been levied from the said merchants by 
reason of that subsidy without delay, and to return the letters patent made 
to him thereupon to chancery without delay. By K. and C. and by p.s. 

The like to Edward, earl of Chester, ' mutatis mutandis' 

June 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 

Tweedmouth. John de Neu?um, keeper of the king's stud in the North, for the expenses and 

costs incurred by him in keeping the said stud, and for the money received 

by him for that custody, and to cause the costs and payments which they 

shall find ho has legitimately incurred in that custody, and also his reason- 



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1333. 



June 22, 
Tweedmouth. 



June 26. 

Tweedmouth. 



July 1. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 1. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 29. 

Tweedmouth. 



July 6. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

able wages for the time in which he has held that custody, to be allowed to 
him according to their discretion. 

To Roger de Kerdeston, late sheriff of Norfolk. Order to restore with- 
out delay to John de Risyng his lands which had been taken from him on 
account of his flight, restoring the issues to him from the time when he w^as 
acquitted, without delay, because the king has learned by the record of John 
de Cantebrigg and his fellows, late justices of gaol delivery at Norwich castle, 
concerning prisoners taken and detained there for the death of William March 
and Henry Thek, that John de Risyng being lately indicted of the said 
felonies before John de Stonore and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer in co, Norfolk, was acquitted hy the said John de Cantebrigg and 
his fellows at Norwich on Tuesday in the second week of Lent last past 
by inquisition of the country. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Thomas de Sibethorp, 
clerk, has shown the king that whereas the late king on 3 February in the 
19th year of his reign, granted to Master Robert de Baldok, then archdeacon 
of Middlesex and chancellor, in aid of the expenses which he incurred in 
the said king's service, all the issues of the great seal, to wit from charters, 
letters patent, and close writs, to be received from the said date until Easter 
next following, and until the next Easter following, to hold by the king's 
gift, and he ordered Thomas, then keeper of the hanaper of the chancery, 
to intend to Robert concerning the said issues for the said time, and likewise 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer by writ of privy seal to 
discharge and release Thomas of the account of the said issues for the said 
time, as is said to be fully contained in the writ, and although Thomas delivered 
in full all the issues of the said seal from the said 3 February until 28 October 
in the 20th year of the late king's reign, on which day the said king caused 
all the lands, goods and chattels which belonged to Robert to be taken into 
his hands for certain reasons, and Thomas had no charters, letters patent or 
close writs with him thenceforward, and from the said 28 October to 
2 December following no charters, etc., were sealed in the said chancery, as 
the king has learned by the testimony of certain ministers of the chancery, 
both clerks and others, yet the treasurer and barons distrained Thomas to 
render account to the king for the issues of the said seal for the said time ; 
the king therefore orders them to cause the demand upon Thomas for these 
issues to be superseded, and to cause him to be discharged and released 
thereof at the exchequer. By C. 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 
land. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Alice, late the 
wife of Simon de Falvesle, who held the manor of Falvesle of the king in 
chief at fee farm, rendering 15/. yearly to the king therefrom as is found 
by inquisition, from the said manor according to its extent. 

Nicholas de Herthill, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison iu 
Shirewod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this 
side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the said forest, to bail him 
until the coming of the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Nottingham. 

To the sheriflfof Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to pay to Master 
John de Laugetoft, keeper of the king's scholars in the university of Cam- 
bridge, the arrears of the wages for him and the said scholars, and also to pay 
these wages henceforth from the issues of that bailiwick, by indenture made 
between the sheriff and the said John, until further orders. By K. 

To the abbot of Raraeseye. Order to send to York the 201. which he had 



Tweedmouth. granted to the king on the octave of Michaelmas next, iu aid of the expenses 



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63 



1333. Membrane 7 — cont. 

incurred by the king in tlie marriage of his sister Eleanor to the count of 
Guelders, so that it may be there on the said day to be finally delivered to 
abbot of St. Mary's, York, whom the king has appointed receiver of that 
money there. 



Membrane 6. 

July 4. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Tweedmouth. before the king. Whereas the king had lately ordered them to proceed to 
the final discussion of a plea between Richard de Lusteshull and Roger Bast 
for the custody of the hospital of St. Katherine near the Tower of London, if 
Roger did not appear before them to answer Richard three weeks after Easter 
last [a* at page 47 a^ove], but they had not done anything hitherto in 
respect of that order, because after the said three weeks, another process was 
made before them by Richard against Roger for distraints and forfeited issues, 
and because great damage and prejudice may be done to the said hospital, to 
the king and to Queen Philippa by the malice of Roger, making default in 
that plea, and losing his issues which can be levied from the goods and posses- 
sions of the hospital, the king therefore orders the justices to view and examine 
the record and process upon the premises, and if they find that Roger did 
not come before them three weeks after Easter as he was commanded, to 
answer Richard in this respect, then to cause Roger to be distrained to 
appear before them on an appointed day to hear his judgment concerning the 
premises, and if he does not appear on the appointed day then to proceed to 
the final discussion of that affair with all possible speed, according to the 
appointment made otherwise by the king and his council, no other process 
being observed in any way. By C. 

July 6. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland, or to those wlio supply 

Tweedmouth. their places. Order to cause all the goods, chattels and jewels of William 
de Burgo, late earl of Ulster, to be delivered to Matilda wife of the said 
William, brother Roger Utlagh, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jeru- 
salem in Ireland, and to John Moriz, executors of the will of the said William, 
to make the execution of the will if the said executors shall find sufficient 
security to answer to the king for the debts which the earl owed to the king 
at his death, as far as these goods and chattels will suflice, as the executors 
have besought the king to cause the said goods, chattels and jewels to be de- 
livered to them, showing that the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer had 
hitherto refused to restore them, having seized them as security for the said 
debts. By C. 

July 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the abbot 

Tweedmouth. of St. Peter's, Gloucester, to hold the custody of the hundred of Dodeston, 
CO. Gloucester, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the 
king's order to them to take such hundreds into the king's hand, and if they 
have taken the hundred into the king's hand for that cause, they are to 
cause it to be restored to the abbot, together with the issues from the time 
of its seizure, to hold it until the said quinzaine, so that the king may cause 
himself to be informed in the mean time of what is to be done further in 
the matter by his council, as the late king granted the said hundred to the 
abbot by a fine which the abbot made with him, to hold at fee farm for ever, 
rendering thereon 12/. yearly to the exchequer, and the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs of 
that county, and other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the 
same, and inform the king of what they found there, as the king wished to 
ascertain, for certain reasons, how much had been answered for from the said 
hundred before the said grant, to the king's predecessors by the hands of 



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1333. 



Jul}' 8. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 4. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 8. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 12. 

Tweedmouth. 



July 4. 

Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

the sheriff of that county, or of others, and to which of the king's prede- 
cessors, and when and how ; and if the said hundred was annexed to the 
ferm of the said county at any time, and if so, then liow much had been 
deducted from the ferm of the county by reason of the said grant, and also 
the true value of the hundred. 

Jo John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland. Order to deliver to Cicely late the wife of 
John de Haltclo, as her dower, the third part of a waste piece of land in 
Warnehill, in Inglewode forest, between the park of Caldebek and Ruddes- 
tangill, containing 60 acres of land in itself by a perch of the forest, because 
the king has learned, by an inquisition taken by the escheator, that John 
held the said waste at his death in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, 
by tiie service of rendering 60*. yearly to the king, and that the said land 
is worth nothing beyond the said yearly rent, and she has sought before 
the king in chancery that reasonable dower may be assigned to her from 
the said land. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the parts 
of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln, for 800 marks which they shall be found to have 
paid from the .said money to the archbishop of York, by the king's order, 
which sum the archbishop lately delivered to the king on loan, receiving 
from the taxers and collectors the king's letters of obligation for that sum 
miide to the archbishop, the king's writ by which they made that payment, 
and the letters of acquittance of the archbishop, charging with the said 
sum Robert de Wodehous, late keeper of the wardrobe, who charged himself 
therewith at the exchequer. 

To the same. Adam Esger and Henry de Wenlond, executors of the will 
of Emery Pauucefot, son and heir of Grimbald Pauncefot, have besought 
the king that whereas he is indebted to them in 56/. 3* 4rf. paid into 
the exchequer by Emery for the said Grimbald from the surplus of the 
account for the time when Grimbald had the custody of the castle of 
St. Briavels and of the forest of Dene, by the grant of Edward I., and the 
said executors are indebted to the king in 40/. by a certain recognisance 
made to Hugh le Despenaer the younger, by Emery, in the chancery of 
the late king, by the forfeiture of the said Hugh, that the king will cause 
allowance to be made to them for the said 40/., which are exacted of them 
by summons of the exchequer, in the said 56/. 3s. ^d. ; the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to view the said account, and if the said 
sum is found to be owing to the executors for surplus, as aforesaid, then to 
cause allowance to be made to them for the said 40/. so exacted from them 
in the said 50/. 3*. 4</. By C. 

Vacated because otherwise beloio. 

Henry son of John le Malesoures of Rotherestrop, inprisoned in Rokyng- 
ham for trespass of vert in Salcey forest, has letters to Robert de Uffbrd, 
keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in that 
forest, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the Forest 
in CO. Northampton. 

To the sheriff and steward of Cornwall. Order to pay by indenture to 
James Nicholas, Bartholomew dc Barde and their fellow s, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, the arrears of 4,366/. 15*. Z^d. which they 
have paid to the king from the issues of the stampage in co. Devon, and to 
keep the .stamp in a chest with two keys, of which one shall be in the custody 
of the said sheriff and the other in the custody of the said merchants, and 
upon payment of the said sum to receive the king's letters patent from the said 
merchants against, their letters of acquittance, th(» king iiaving lately ordered 



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65 



1333. Membrane 6 — cont. 

tlie slieriff and steward of the said county to cause 500/. to be delivered by 
indenture to the said merchants from the said issues before Easter in the 
Gth year of the king's reign, and also the issues of the said stampuge from 
Midsummer in the same year until the said merchants were fully satisfied 
for the snid 3,866/. 15*. Z\d., [as in this Calendar, 6 Edw. III. p. 439], 
and William de Botereux, then sheriflF and steward of the said county, was 
amoved from his office before he had fully satisfied the merchants for the 
same. 

July 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the prior of Tonbregg to have 

Tweedmouth. full seisin of a messuage and 6 acres of land in Eldyug, which Thomas 
Blakebrok held, who was outlawed for felony, because the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and lands have 
been in the king's hand for a year and a day, and that Thomas held them of 
the prior, and that John de Haghe and William de ISTortho had the year 
and day thereof, and ought to answer for them to the king, and that 
William had the waste thereof and ought to answer for it to the king. 

To the same. A like order to cause Robert Stace of Mallyng, vicar of 
Eldyng church, to have full seisin of a messuage in Eldyng which the 
said Thomas Blakebrok is found by inquisition to have held of him, which 
messuage was in the king's hand for a year and a day, and that John de 
Haghe and William de Northo held the year, day and waste thereof as 
aforesaid. 

To the same. A like order to cause Hugh de Audele and Margaret his 
wife to have full seisin of 18 acres of land in Eldyng, which the said 
Thomas Blakebrok is found by inquisition to have held of them, which 
land was in the king's hand as aforesaid, and the year, day and waste thereof 
were held as aforesaid. 



Membrane 5. 

July 1. To the treasurer and bai-ons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Tweedmouth. hundred of Berstaple, co. Essex, to be restored and delivered to Margaret 
late the wife of Edmund, eaid of Kent, together with the issues thereof from 
it from the time of its being taken into the king's hand, notwithstandino- 
the statute thereupon, discharging the sheriff of the said county towards tlie 
king, as the late king gave and granted the hundred among other manors 
and lands to Edmund, earl of Kent, by charter, for himself and the leo-iti- 
mate heirs of his body, in part satisfaction of 7,000 marks of land and rent 
which Edward I. granted to provide for him, as fully appears in the cliarter 
of the late king and — among other manors, hundreds, and lands which the 
king assigned to Margaret after the death of the said earl, who held of the 
king in chief, in recompence for her dower fi-om the borough, the castle 
and the honour of Arundel and certain other lands of which her 
husband died seised, and which the king afterwards caused to be restored 
and delivered to Richard son of Edmund, late earl of Arundel, as those which 
belonged to his inheritance, with the assent of the prelates, earls, barons 
and chief men of the realm in a parliament held at Westminster, to hold 
for himself and his heirs for ever — the king assigned to Margaret the said 
hundred, which was in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the 
heir of the said earl of Kent, which was extended at 15/. yearly, to have as 
her dower until the heir should come of age or until the king should have 
caused her to be provided with other lands to the same value elsewhere, as 
appears by inspection of the chancery rolls ; and Margaret informed the 
king that the hundred is now taken into the king's hand by reason of a 

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1333. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 



July 1. 
Tweedmouth, 



July L 
Tweedmouth. 



July 8. 

Tweedmouth. 

July 5. 
Tweeilmouth. 



certain statute, published afterwards, for taking into the king's hand 
hundreds which anciently were annexed to the ferms of countieSj granted 
by the king and iiis predecessors, and joining thetn again to those counties, 
and she has besought the king to amove his hand therefrom and to cause 
the said hundred to be delivered to her, and the king has granted her 
request, notwithstanding the said statute, in consideration of the letters and 
charter of his grandfather and father and of the good service rendered by 
the said earl to him and his father, and also because the heir of the said 
eai-1 is a minor in the king's wardship, to which heir the king is bound to 
restore the lands of which his father died seised, in his lordship as of fee, 
when he attains his majority, as entire as when they came into the king's 
hands. 

To Gilbert de Ledrede, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Rutland and Northampton . 
Order not to intermeddle further with two bovates of land in Cokewald, 
restoring the issues, as the king lately ordered the escheator to inform him 
without delay of the manner and cause of his taking them into the king's 
hand, and the escheator returned that he had taken the said bovates into 
the king's hand because John de Hardeshull, who held the manor of Coke- 
wald of the king in chief, alienated the said bovates from that manor to 
Nicholas Kyng, without the king's licence ; and afterwards the king learned 
from John that the bovates were not held of that manor, and were not 
parcel of it, nor held of the king in chief, but that they were held of John 
Malet by rendering a certain yearly service to him, and by an inquisition 
taken by the escheator it is now found that the bovates are not held of the 
king in chief, nor ever have been, but that they are held of Thomas de 
Mouncels by the service of a rose yearly, and are worth 5«. 4c?. yearly in all 
issues, and that John de Hardeshull holds certain lands in Cokewald, which 
Grace de Insula held of the king's progenitors, former kings of England, 
and which the said John now holds of the king by great serjeanty, as the 
said Grace held them, to wit by the service of finding a man with a certain 
axe in the army of Wales, and that the said two bovates of land are not 
parcel of the said serjeanty. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
5 acres of land in Carleton, restoring the issues, because the king has 
learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that William Florence of 
Carleton and Agnes his wife held the said lands jointly on the day that 
William died, and that the said lands are held of divers lords by divers 
services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
release John de Kilvyngton, sometime keeper of certain lands in co. York, 
forfeited to the late king, of the ferms due from the tenants of the king's 
manors of Esyngwald and Hoby from Michaelmas in the 16th year of the 
late king's reign to the Michaelmas following, as the late king on 
15 November, in the l7th year of his reign, had pardoned the said tenants 
for the said ferms which were then in arrears, because their lands, goods 
and chattels had been destroyed by the attacks of the Scots, and the said 
king haJ ordered John, by liis writ, not to distrain the tenants for the said 
ferms. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Baldewyne, who is insufficiently qualifif d. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
assigned to Eugenia, late the wife of Adam de Bukesgate, upon her taking 
oath not to marry without the king's licence, from the lands which belonged 



7 EDWARD III.— Paut I. 



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July 7. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 18. 
Tweedmouth. 



3^333. Membrane 5 — cont. 

to ber husband in that baUiwick at his death, according to the extent inade 
thereof, in tlie presence of Tliomas de Bynedon, who married Joan, one of 
the daughters and co-heirs of the said Adam, llichaid de Butestorn, ivho 
married Elena, the second daughter, and Giles de Escote, who married 
Katherine, the third daughter, if they choose to attend. 

To Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and 
Dorset. A like order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to the 
said Eugenia, from the lands of which her husband died seised in that 
bailiwick, in the presence of the said co-heirs and their husbands if they 
choose to attend. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellow -justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas Edward de Sancto .Tohanne and Eva his wife, sometime 
the wife of William Paynel, recovered in the late king's court before the 
justices of the Bench, by consideration of the court, their seisin against John 
Paynel of certain tenements in Okhangre and Westworldham,co. Southampton, 
and Wolbedyng, Hamptonette near Chichester, Pynkehurst and Laffeure 
CO. Sussex, in the name of Eva's dower, falling to her from the lands of her 
late husband, and because they were afterwards disseised of some of the 
tenements so recovered, they had arramed an assize of novel disseisin 
before the late king's justices of assize in co. Sussex, by writ of the said 
king, against Ayraer de Valencia, then earl of Pembroke, John de Hastyng 
and others contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in the said 
town of Wolbedyng, Westharaptonette, Slyndefolde, Hethyngefeld and 
Billyngesbhurst, as fully appears by the record and process thereof which 
the king caused to come before him in chancery; and subsequently, because 
the earl and John de Hastyng died pending the assize, Edward and Eva 
arramed another assize of novel disseisin before .John de Ifeld and his fellows, 
then justices of assize in co. Sussex, by the king's writ, against Laurence 
son of the said Jolin de Hastyng and others contained in the original writ, 
concerning tenements in the said towns of Wolbedyng, Westhamptonette, 
etc. and afterwards — at the prosecution of Edward and Eva by their petition 
before the king and his council in pailiament showing tljat the said justices 
had delayed to proceed to take that assize by reason of a wiit of the king 
directing them not to proceed to take any concerning tenements which they 
shall ascertain to be in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the 
said Laurence — the king ordered the said John and his fellow ju.stices to 
proceed to take that assize with all speed, notwithstanding that the said 
Laurence was a minor in the king's wardship, but not to proceed to render 
judgment without consulting him \_as in this Calendar, 2 Edward III. 
p. 283], and afterwards, understanding that the said assize had been taken, 
the king ordered the said John and his fellow justices not to proceed to 
render judgment upon it by rea-^on of any writ or order of the king directed 
to them without consulting him, and to cause the record and process of 
that assize M'ith all things concerning it to be brought before the king, and 
the king ordered the said Geoffrey and his fellow justices to diligently 
examine them and to proceed with all speed to render judgment thereupon, 
notwithstanding the allegation of Laurence, but GeotJ'rey and his fellow 
justices had hitherto delayed to proceed to render judgment, whereupon 
Edward and Eva besought the king to provide a lemedy ; the king there- 
fore orders the justices to view and examine the said record and process 
and to proceed to render judgment in that as.size witli all speed, notwith- 
standing the king's orders to the contrary, and notwithstanding that 
Laurence is a minor in the king's wardship. By p.s. and by C. 

July 21. To Master Gill)ert de Halghton, parson of Hovyngham church, receiver 

Tweedmouth. of the king's victuals at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order to cause all the 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



July IG. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 16. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 26. 

Benvick-on- 

Tweed. 



July 28. 

Uerwick-on- 

Tweed. 



July 8. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

king's victuals, both corn, wine and other things in bis custody, to be 
bi'ought to the king at Berwick-upon-Tweed without delay, and to cause 
ships to be freighted for the carriage of the said victuals, by the view 
and testimony of John de Denton and Robert de Musgrave, burgesses of 
Newcastle. By K. 

To the prior of Caresbrok. Order to have 5 marks, which he granted to 
the king at his request in subvention of the expenses incurred by the king 
for the marriage of his sister Eleanor to the count of Guelders, as is 
testified by William do Cossale, baron of the exchequer, in chancery, on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next, wherever it may then be, to be delivered there 
for the king's use. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Dover 
castle to be sufficiently provided with victuals without delay, as they shall 
see to be most convenient for the king, because for certain reasons the king 
wishes it to be so furnished. By p.s. [6464.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause allowance to be made to John de Perbroun, admiral of the 
fleet, sent to Berwick-upon-IVeed, for 100/. on his account at the 
exchequer from the issues of the ancient and new customs in the port of 
Great Yarmouth for the time when he was one of the collectors of the said 
customs, and to cause a tally to be levied thereupon and delivered to him in 
his discharge, as the king has granted the said sum to John for the good 
service which he renders to him in many ways, not without costly labours. 

By K. and C. 

To Robert du Maners, constable of Norham castle. Order to cause the 
two sons of John de Raynton, burgess of Berwick-upon-Tweed, to be 
delivered from that castle without delay, although the said John has not 
yet paid the residue of his fine, as the king has learned upon trustworthy 
testimony that John, in time of peace between the king and the Scots, 
was lately taken at Houburn, co. Northumberland, by Thomas Grey, the 
younger, and his men, and led tlience to divers places unknown and detained 
there until he should make a fine of 1000 marks with Thomas and his men, 
and that he paid 360 marks of the said sum to Thomas and his men, and 
that for the residue he delivered his two sons as hostages, who are now in 
Robert's custody in Norham castle. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Adam Esger and Henry 
de Wenlond, executors of the will of Emery Pauncefot, son and heir of 
Grimbald Pauncefot, have besought the king that whereas the king owes the 
said Grimbald fSl. lOs. 9d. from a certain surplus by the account made 
with Emery at his suit at the exchequer, on the debts of Grimbald for the 
time when Grimbald had the custody of the castle of St. Briavels and of the 
forest of Dene, by the grant of Edward L and the said Emery owes the king 
40/. for a certain recognisance to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, made in 
the chancery of the late king, by forfeiture of the said Hugh, to cause 
allowance to be made to them for the said 40/. on the said 56/. 10*. Qd., the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause the said 40/. so 
exacted to be allowed on the said 56/. 10s. dd. if they find that the latter 



Aug. 5. 
Durham. 



gum is owing to the said Grimbald for the said surplus. 



ByC. 



To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Rutland. Order not to distrain John del Isle for liis homage and fealty, 
because he has done homage and fealty to the king ibr the lands which he 
holds of him. By p.s. [7139.] 



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1333. Membrane 5 — cont. 

Aug. 10. To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Knuresborough. of London, Order to pay to Oto, lord of Kuyk, or his attorney, 250/. for 

Easter term last and for Michaelmas term next from the issues of the said 

custom, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 250/. yearly from the 

issues of that custom. 



Membrane 4. 

July 26. To John de Blounvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Berwick-on- Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Robert de Scales, 
Tweed. g^Q j^qJ \^q{y of Robert de Scales, the lands which Isabella, late the wife of 
Robert de Scales, grandfather of the said Robert son of Robert, held in 
dower and otherwise, for life, of the inheritance of her husband, restoring 
the issues which that escheator had taken from the time of the death of 
Isabella, as the king lately took the homage of the said Robert son of 
Robert for all the lands which his father held of the late king in chief on the 
day he died, although he is a minor in the king's wardship, and the king 
rendered him those lands and caused them to be delivered to him, and the 
said Robert son of Robert has besought the king to order the lands which 
the said Isabella held as aforesaid, and which that escheator had taken into 
the king's hand on her death, to be delivered to him together with the said 
issues. By p.s. [6821.] 

July 26. To William de N^ortho, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 

Tweedmouth. Middlesex. Order to deliver to Anicia, late the wife of Stephen de 
Cobeham, the elder, 40 acres of land called HovenhuU in Boxle, together 
with the issues received from the time of the said Stephen's death, and not 
to intermeddle further with the manor of Alyngton and a rent of 4/. yearly 
in Preston, restoring the issues to the said Anicia, because tlie king has 
learned by an inquisition taken by that escheator that Stephen and Anicia 
held the said manor, and the advowson of the church there, and the said 
laud and rent jointly, by the gift and grant of Richard Empyngham, cha^J- 
lain, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, by his licence, to hold 
for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the said land i.s held 
of the king in chief, by the service of finding for the king a horse of the 
price of bs. and a sack with a brooch in each Welsh wai", and that the said 
manor and advowson and rent are held of divers other lords by divers 
services, and the king has taken the fealty of Anicia for the said land which 
she holds of him. 

July 28. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be 

Berwick-on- elected for that county in place of William de Lyam, who is insufficiently 

Tweed. qualified. By the testimony of Henry de Percy. 

Aug. 1. To Gilbert de Halghton, receiver of the king's victuals at Newcastle- 

Newcastle-on- upon-Tyne. Order to deliver to the prioress of Halystane 10 quarters of 
Tjne. -wheat from the king's victuals in his custody, by the king's gift, as the said 
prioress has besought the king to do something for her in aid of her main- 
tenance, showing that the granges and corn of the said prioress in co. 
Northumberland are burnt in the last invasion by the Scots, and her 
animals plundered. By K. and by pet. of C. 

The like to the same receiver for the prioress of St. Bartholomew's, 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for 15 quarters of wheat. By K. and by pet. of C. 

The like to the same receiver for the men of Choston, for 6 quarters of 
wheat and 4 quarters of beans and peas. By K. and by pet. of C. 



70 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



3 333. Membrane 4 — cont. 

Aug. 3. To the same. Order to deliver to the abbot (sic) and convent of Blanch- 

Nuwciu-itle-on- land {Alba Landd) 10 quarters of wheat, which the king has granted to them 
Tyne. j^y ^,jg special favour, having compassion on them, because divers of their 
granges and corn in co. Northumberland have been several times burned 
before this time and of late by the Scots who invaded the kingdom with a 
great army, and they have besought the king to be of some help to them in 
their maintenance. By K. and by pet. of C. 

The abbot and convent of Alnewyk have a like writ for 20 quarters of 
wheat of the king's gift. By K. and by pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Margery, lale the wife of Roger 
Corbet, 5 quarters of wheat by the king's gift, as the said Margery has 
besought the king to be of some help to her in her maintenance, showing 
that her lands, goods and chattels in co. Noithumberlaud have of late been 
destroyed by the Scots, by which her state has been greatly diminished. 

By K. and by pet. of C. 

Ans- 2. To the same. Order to deliver to the abbot of Newminster or his 

Nowc istle-ou- attorney 40 quarters of wheat from the king's victuals at Newcastle-upon- 
Tyue. Tyne, by the king's gift, as the said abbot and his convent have besought 
the king to be of some help to them in their maintenance, showing that 
their manors, granges, lands, goods and chattels have been so destroyed in 
these days by divers inroads of the Scots, chiefly into the county of 
Northumberland where that abbey is situated, that they have nothing with 
which to maintain themselves, unless they are otherwise assisted. 

By pet. of C. 

Au"^. 3. To the justiciary and treasurer of Ireland. Order without delay to deliver 

Newcastle-ou- to Matilda, late the wife of William de Burgh, earl of "Ulster, the dresses, 

Tyne. beds and other things belonging to hfr chamber, as she has besought 

the king to order this to be done, as the justiciary and treasurer took them 

into the king's hand among the other goods and chattels of the earl at his 

death. By K. and C. 

Aug. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 

Newcastle-on- release the men of the king's town of Baumburgh of 2G marks, which they 

lyue. Qwe to the king for the ferm of the said town for the present year, which 

sum the king has pardoned them in consideration of the manifold damages 

which they have hitherto sustained by the war of Scotland, for no short 

time. By K. and C. 

Aug. 7. To the same. Order to cause all the debts and arrears of the accounts 

Noithalleiton. and other services which are owing in co. Chester or elsewhere by reason 
of that county, and of the castles and lands there, which the king had 
granted to his son Edward, earl of Chester, together with the said county, 
and all other Aiture debts, to be levied as often as necessary by the king's 
writ of the said exchequer, for the use of the said earl, to be delivered to 
the treasurer of the earl for the time being. 

To the same. Order to view the account of John Fnynel, late chamber- 
lain of the king, at Chester, and the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and to inform the said earl to permit the said John to have a proper allo>v- 
ance on his next account for 137/. 8*. 4|c?., which are owed to him on the 
surplus of his account of the issues of the said chamber, rendered in the 
fifth year of the king's reign, as John has besought the king to inform the 
earl of this that he may obtain such allowance. 

Ann. 7. To Nicholas Pyk and John de Chippenham. Order to deliver to the 

Noitliallerton. prioress and convent of Romeseye the temporalities of the said abbey with 

the things and goods belonging thereto, together v/ith the issues from the 

time of the death of Sibyl Carbonel, late abbess of that place, and to allow 



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1333. Membrane 4 — cont. 

the said prioress and convent to dispose and ordain concerning the said tem- 
poralities, things and goods without hindrance, as on 6 June last the king 
granted to Nicholas and John the custody of the said abbey, void by the 
death of Sibyl, and in the king's hand, to hold with all the things belonging 
thereto during pleasure, so that they should answer to the king for the 
issues thereof, and now by other letters patent the king has granted to the 
said prioress and convent the custody of the said abbey and of all its 
temporalities, etc. so that they may dispose and ordain concerning its 
temporalities, etc., as seems good to them, during the said voidance, ren- 
dering to the king 40/. for the first two months, and pro rata for such time 
as the voidance shall continue beyond the said two months, saving to the king 
the knight's fees, advowsons and escheats which shall in any way fall in to 
the abbey during the said voidance. 



Membrane 3. 

Aug. 3. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Mid- 

Newcastle-on- dlesex. Order to cause Edmund, son and heir of John de Benstede, 

Tyne. tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all the lands of which 

his father was seised in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick at his death, 

as Edmund has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken 

his homage for all the lands which his father held of the late king in chief. 

By p.s. [7128.] 

Aug. 4. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Newcastle-on- Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause Edmund son and heir 

Tyne. of John de Benstede to have full seisin of all the lauds of which his father 

was seised in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick at his death, as the king 

has taken the homage of Edmund, who has proved his age before William 

de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, for all 

the lands which his father held of the late king in chief, and ordered 

William to deliver to him the lands in his bailiwick of which John was so 

seised. By the same writ. 

The like to the following : 

Henry de Grulden, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and 

Devon. By the same writ. 

John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. By the same writ. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriff of Cambridge, Order to pay to Master John de Lange- 

Knaresborough. toft, keeper of the scholars whom the king maintains at Cambridge, 10 marks 

which are in arrear for the pension of the houses which they inhabit in the 

university of Cambridge. By C. 

Aug. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Kewcastle-on- Order to account with William de la Rue for 6/. 1 3s. 4c/., which the king 
Tyne. caused to be delivered to him for his expenses towards parts beyond the 
seas, whither the king had lately sent him for the furthering of certain 
affairs touching the king there, and for informing the king about them, and 
also for his expenses in going to the said parts, staying there, and returning 
thence, and to allow him in the said sum 3*. 4d. a day l"or the time when he 
was thus in the king's service for his expenses, and if after the said allow- 
ance his wages shall amount to a greater sum, then to cause him to be paid 
that sum from the treasury. 

Aug. 4. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to cause J. bishop of 

>;twca.stle-on- Winchester, the chancellor, to have the arrears of the fee of wine which he 

Tyne. ought to receive from the king by leason of his ollice from the time when 



72 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333_ Membrane 3 — cont. 

the said Richard was the king's butler, and to cause the bishop to have the 
said fee henceforth until otherwise ordered. 

To Master William la Zouche, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to 
deliver to John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, the arreai's of the 
fiee of wax which he ought to receive from the king by reason of his office, 
and to deliver to him the said fee henceforth as long as he is chancellor. 

Aog. 4. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Newcaptle-on- Hunliiigdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
Tyne. assigned to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Bataill, who held of the 
king in chief as of the honour of Hawele, from the lands in Bradewell, 
CO. Essex, which her husband held of the king in his demesne as of fee on 
the day he died, as of the said honour, by knight's service, as is found by 
an inquisition taken by that escheator, according to the extent of the said 
lands, in the presence of Mai'garet sister and heir of Edround, if she wishes 
to attend. 

Aug. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Edmund 

Newcastle-on- de Shireford to hold the bailiwick of the hundred of Knyghtelo\ve, co. 
Tyue. Warwick, from now until the next parliament, notwithstanding the king's 
order to take such hundreds into his hand, as the king lately granted to 
the said Edmund, his yeoman, the bailiwick of Barsettelowe for life, and 
afterwards, in recompence of that bailiwick which the king caused to be 
taken into his hand for certain reasons, the king granted to him for life the 
bailiwick of the said hundred, rendering thereupon the ancient ferm of the 
said hundred to the king yearly, by the hands of the sheriff of that county, 
for the time being, according to the form of a statute lately published by 
the king and council ; wherefore the king lately ordered the treasurer and 
barons to permit Edmund to hold the bailiwick of said hundred until 
Michaelmas next, which hundred they had caused to be taken into the 
king's hand by virtue of an order lately sent to them concerning the taking 
of hundreds which were anciently annexed to counties, and which had been 
placed out of the king's hands by himself and his father, and reuniting them 
to the counties. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Warwick. 

Aug. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

Kuaresborough. abbot of St. Mary's, York, late receiver of the money of the tenth and 
fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumber- 
land, Westmorland and Northumberland, and of other money of the king, 
10 marks on his account for the said issues, which sum the king has granted 
to him in recompence of his labours in receiving and delivering the said 
money. By K. 

Aug. 10. To Master Elias de Joneston, clerk. Order to deliver, by indenture, to 

Kuaresborough. Master John Pieres, clerk, in who.se fidelity the king has confidence, all 
the processes and memoranda touching the duchy of Aquitaine which are 
in the custody of Elias, as the king wishes that the said processes and 
memoranda, as well those which were in the custody of Elias for the time 
when he was clerk of Master Philip Martel, appointed by Edward I. to 
prosecute the aifairs of the said duchy, as those which have been hitherto 
delivered to Elias by the ministers of the king and his father, to remain 
in John's custody ; and the king has ordered John to receive the said 
processes and memoranda from Elias. By p.s. [7150.] 

Aug. 4. To Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 

Kewcastle-ou- supplies his place. Order to take full information without delay by what 

Tyue. boundaries the forests in co. Surrey were guarded in the time of the late 

king, and to cau.se them to be guarded by the same boundaries henceJbrth, 



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1333. Membrane 3 — cont. 

notwithstanding a grant made by the king in his first parliament at West- 
minster, held in the first year of his reign, that the perambulations made iu 
the time of the king's predecessors should be kept, and that where such 
perambulations had not been made, they should then be made afresh, and 
notwithstanding any perambulations made by virtue of the same, advising 
all those who shall feel themselves lo be aggrieved for this cause, to prosecute 
the king thereupon, who will be prepared to show justice to them in the 
premises, as the king has understood that divers woods and open spaces in 
CO. Surrey ought to be afforested as may be fully seen by divers inquisitions 
taken thereupon in the time of the king's progenitors and by other 
memoranda in the treasury, and that the said woods and places under 
colour of the king's said grant are deafforested, to the king's manifest harm. 

By p.s. [7131.] 
Here John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, retired, as appears in 
a memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 

Aug. 11, To the justice of South Wales, or to him who supplies his place. 

Knaresborough. Order to deliver to Rhys {Beso) ap Griffith ap Howel, knight, a third 
part of the lands of Aragoyd and Pellynyog without delay, as lately at the 
prosecution of Rhys, by his petition before the king and his council, 
showing that the late king had granted to him the manor of !Nerberd in 
South Wales for life, and that the said Rhys was afterwards amoved from 
the said manor without reasonable cause by Roger de Mortuo Mari, late 
earl of March, then justice of Wales, and that after the death of Roger, 
the king granted the said manor to Rhys in parliament lately held at 
Westminster, with the assent thereof, to hold according to the tenor 
of the letters patent of the late king, and although the manor was delivered 
to Rhys by virtue of the said grant, yet certain lands in Amgoyd and 
Pellynyog, which Rhys held as parcel of the manor before the said amove- 
ment, are detained from him, and he has besought the king to cause them 
to be restored to him, and by an inquisition taken thereupon by the 
person supplying the place of justice it was found that the said third part 
is parcel of the said manor, and that Rhys was seised of it as aforesaid. 

By p.s. 

Aug. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 

Knaresborough. rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find in this way or by 
inquisition that the men of the town of Beston, co. Bedford, before the 16th 
year of the late king's reign had paid 13*. 4c?. yearly to the exchequer for 
suit and ward, by the hands of the sheriff of Bedford for the time being, 
and that the said men were unjustly cliarged in the same year by Roger de 
Tyryngham, then sheriff iu that county, for 5*. 6d. beyond the said yearly 
payment, by reason of which the said sum of 5s. 6d. has been yearly exacted 
from them by the sheriff of that county, for the king's use, and if there is 
no reasonable cause why the said men should be charged with the said 
5s. 6d. then to cause the men to be discharged and released of the said 
sum, notwithstanding that it has been yeai'ly answered for at the exchequer 
after the said year, the said men having shown the king by their petition 
before the king and council that they have been so charged, and beseeching 
the king to cause a remedy to be provided for them, as they are much 
impoverished by the said charge. By pet, of 0. 

Aug. 6. To the prior of Kaermerdyn, chamberlain of the late king, of Kaer- 

Northallerton. merdyn. William de Knovill has besought the king to cause allowance to 
be made to him for certain wages, as in the time when he had the custody 
of the castle and country of Emelyn by grant of the late king, he retained 
for no short time divers men in that castle for its safe keeping by the said 
king's order, on account of the tumult in the kingdom, beyond the number 
of men which he kept in that castle before that disturbance, and he paid 



74 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 3 — cont. 

the said men their wages for the said time, as appears by information taken 
by him who lately supplied the place of the justice of Wales, which 
wages the prior has hitherto delayed to allow to William in his account ; 
the king therefore orders the prior to cause allowance to be made to William 
for the said wages. By p.s. 

Aug. 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan, for 

Stow Park, the present Michaelmas, 20/, of tliat 40/. which the king granted to Joan, 

to receive yearly from the issues of the county of York by the hands of the 

sheriff there for the time being. 



Membrane 2. 

Aug, 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 

Newcastle-on- release William Lovel of 40/. exacted of him by summons of the exchequer, 
Tyue. ag William has besought the king to cause him to be discharged thereof, as 
in the time of the late king he had been compelled by force by Hugh le 
Despenser, the younger, to make a recognisance for 40/. to the said Hugh 
in chancery, for the purpose of remaining as one of the knights of Hugh's 
retinue for two years, and William had served Hugh for the said two years, 
and for one year more, and the king has pardoned William the said sum 
which had been demanded from him at the exchequer by reason of the 
forfeiture of Hugh. By K. and by pet. of C 

Aug. 16. To the same. Order to cause John Byset to be discharged and released 

Kuaresborough. of the ferm which he renders at the exchequer for the custody of the lands 
of Philip Maubank, from 2 May last, provided that he answer to the king 
for the arrears of that ferm which are owing before the said date, as Philip 
son of William Maubank, kinsman and heir of the said Philip, who held of 
• the heir of John Byset, tenant in chief of the late king, by knight's service, 

proved his age on the said 2 May before Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. 
Cornwall, Devon, Somerset anil Dorset, and the king has ordered John 
Byset not to intermeddle further with the custody of the said lands, which 
were in the late king's hand, and in the custody of John by the said king's 
commission, to hold until the heir of the said Philip son of William should 
attain full age. 

Aug. 16. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to supersede the exac- 

Knaresborougli. tions of customs from ships which are driven by storms to the ports and 
shores of the kingdom, and which are freighted for parts beyond, as may be 
ascertained by their bills of lading {cartas frettagii) or otherwise, and order 
to cause his under ministers to be superseded, permitting the citizens of 
Bayonne to carry their wines freely wherever they wish, without hindrance, 
as the said citizens liave complained to the king, showing that the butler and 
his under ministers had exacted the customs from the wines which they 
sent to Flanders, France and elsewhere to be sold when such ships had 
been driven into the ports of the kingdom as aforesaid, as if their wines 
bad been unloaded and exposed for sale. 

Aug. 20. To the sheriff of Northampton, Order to cause all the deodands which 

Stow Park, are adjudicated to the king by his justices in that county to be levied with- 
out delay and delivered to the conversi of the king's house, London, but the 
king wishes and orders that if another part of the said deodands has been 
assigned or granted to others by the king's alms, to cause the same part to 
be delivered to those to whom it was so assigned and granted, as the king 
had granted to the conversi of his house, London, in aid of their maintenance 
and of tiie repair of their chapel and their buildings, all the deodands which 



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1333. 



Aug. 22. 

Niivenbv. 



Aug. 24. 
Wisbeach. 



Aug. 25. 
Wisbeach. 



Aug. 20. 
Stow Park. 

Au<r. 23. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

should be adjudicated to him before certain justices in the kingdom, to be 
received during pleasure, and the king had ordered the late justices in eyre 
in that county, and also that sheriff, by divers writs, to cause the keeper of 
the said house and the conversi to have the said deodands, which orders 
have not been executed, as the king learns from the conversi. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. 

Thesheriff of Bedford. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the king's tents to be carried 
from Kyngeston-upon-HuU and elsewhere where they now are, to the abbey 
of St. Mary's, York, as the king's serjeant, Master John de Yakesle, ' pavil- 
loner,' will make known to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Thomas de 
Bradestan, farmer of the barton, castle, and town of Gloucester, the expenses 
and costs which he shall be found to have incurred in the repairing and 
amending of the great lower, wails and other buildings of the castle and the 
weirs in the water of Severn belonging to the said castle, by the view and 
testimony of the prior of Lantone near Gloucester, and of Robert de Aston, 
as the king lately ordered Thomas to cause the said tower, etc. to be 
repaired by the view and testimony of the said prior and Robert, and of 
William de Brokworth, or two of them, to the sum of 100 marks ; and 
afterwards the king learned that the said sum would not suffice for the proper 
repairing of these defects, and ordered Thomas by another writ to cause the 
said repairs to be made when necessary from his ferm by the view and 
testimony of the said prior and Robert. 

To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Geoffrey de Eylseton, who does not stay there. 

To the same. Order to cause a sheriff for that county to be elected in 
place of Robert de Haddele, who has no lands there. 



To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to pay to Robert de Fienles, the 
VValsingham. arrears of a yearly payment of 1 10 marks from the issues of that bailiwick 
for the term of Easter last, and to pay the said 110 marks to him henceforth 
yearly, as long as the sheriff holds his office, until the king has caused 
Robert to be provided with 110 marks yearly of land or rent, as the late 
king on 4 February, in the 6th year of his reign, granted to Robert, for his 
good service, the said sura, to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff 
of that county for the time being, for life, or until he should be provided 
for as aforesaid, and Robert had received the said sum yearly until the grant 
was revoked by certain ordinances made in the time of the late king by the 
prelates, earls and barons of the realm, and accepted by the said king, and 
the present king has renewed the grant in the same form, in consideration of 
the previous grant, and of the good service rendered by Robert to Queen 
Isabella, and to the king when he was in France, and for the good place 
which he kept for the king, coming with him from the said parts to the said 
kingdom, in aid of the said queen and of the king in pursuing Hugh le 
Despenser and other of the king's enemies and rebels. 

Aug. 28. To the treasurer and bai'ons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Bury to be made to the sheriff of Berks for 550 marks which he has paid to 
St. Edmunds. Robert de Fienles by virtue of tlie preceding order. 

To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambrido-e, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a mes.suage and 50 acres of land in Staundon, a moiety of the manor of 
Savecompe, co. Hertfoid, a third part of tiie manor of Fakenhain Aspis, co. 
Suffolk, and a third part of the said manors, saving the fealty due to the 



Aug. 28. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



76 



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1333. 



Aug. 28. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

king in this respect by Eufemia, late the wife of William de la Beche 
and restoring the issues thereof to Eufeinia, as the king has learned by 
an inquisition taken by the escheator that William and Eufemia, on the 
day that William died, jointly held the said moiety and third part by 
the gift and grant of Geoffrey Wauney and John de Cavenham, 
chaplain, by a fine levied in the king's court, by his licence, to hold for 
themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and the said third part of the 
said manors which belonged to Mary, late the wife of Edmund Comyn, 
who joined the Scots in the time of the late king, and which is in the king's 
hand on account of the enmity of the said Mary, by the gift and grant of 
the late king to hold as long as it should remain in the king's hand for the 
reason aforesaid, and also the said messuage and 50 acres of land, for them 
and the heirs of William, and that the said moiety and third parts are held 
of the king in chief, by knight's service, and the messuage and 50 acres of 
land are held of others. 

To the justiciary, chancellor, and treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause what 
they have unjustly attempted to the prejudice of John de Multon of Egre- 
mund, son and heir of Thomas de Multon of Egremund, tenant in chief of the 
late king, in respect of the advowsons of the churches of Natherlagh and 
Avedisshe in Ireland, to be revoked and amended if it is found that the said 
advowsons are of John's inheritance, as on 20 May, in the tiiird year of his 
reign, the king took the homage of John, in the king's wardship, and not 
of full age, for all the lands which his father at his death held of the late 
king, in chief, and the king rendered the said lands to him, and ordered 
John Moriz, escheator in Ireland, to cause John de Multon to have full seisin 
of all the lands which his father held in his demesne as of fee in Ireland at 
his death, and now John has besought the king that as the said churches, 
which are of his advowson, have become void after the said 20 May, and that 
the said chancellor had presented certain clerks to those churches in the king's 
name, that the king will order those presentations to be revoked. By p.s. 



Aug. 29. 



To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Westmiuster. Rutland. Order to deliver to Thomas son and heir of Simon de Falvesle 
all the issues received by the escheator from the manor of Falewesle from 
the time of the death of the said Simon, until 27 June last, so that he may 
answer to the king for the entire ferm of that manor, as on the said 27 June 
the king took the fealty of Thomas for all the lands which his father held at 
his death of tlie king, in chief, and ordered the escheator to cause Thomas to 
have full seisin of all lands of which Simon was seised in his demesne as of 
fee in that bailiwick at his death, upon taking security from Thomas for 
rendering his seasonable relief to the king, and it is found by the inquisition 
post mortem that Simon held ihe said manor in his demesne as of fee of 
the king at fee farm, rendering 15/. a year thereupon to the king for all 
services. 

Aug. 30. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause the abbot of Tichefeld to have 

Westminster, full seisin without delay of 20 acres of land and two parts of a messuage in 
Inkepenne, which Roger Ramidiloun held, who was outlawed for felony, and 
wliich have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Roger held the said lands of 
the abbot, and that Robert Selyman, escheator in that county, has had the 
year and day and waste thereof and ought to answer for them to the king. 

Aug. 16. To Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and 

Knaresborough. Devon. Order to cause Andrew, son and heir of Nicholas Braunche, tenant 

in chief of the iate king, to have full seisin of all the lands of which his father 

was seised in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick on the day that he died, 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. V7 



X333. Membrane 2 — cont. 

because Andrew lias proved his age before the esclieator, and the king has 
taken his homage for the lands which his father held of the late king, in 
chief. By p.s. [7166.] 

S*^pt. 10. To Geoffrey le Scrop, chief justice appointed to bold pleas before the king. 

Sheen. Order to deliver by indenture without delay to Richard de Wylughby, whom 
the king has appointed to bold those pleas while GeofPrey is in the king's 
service in parts beyond the seas, by the Icing's order, all the rolls, records, 
processes, indictments and all other memoranda touching the said office 
which are in his custody. By K. 

Order to Richard to receive the said rolls, etc. from Geoffrey. By K. 



Membrane 1. 

Sept. 8. To the bailiffs of Hertilpole. Order to cause the wool and hides which 

Eltham. they had taken from James Tonverlaet, John Bane, William del Stone and 
John de Cortscoof to be dearrested and delivered to the said persons or 
their proctor or attorney, provided that the said wool and hides were not 
destined for the Scots ; as in a conference lately held between certain envoys 
of the king on the one side and certain envoys and proctors of the count of 
Flanders and proctors and councillors of the towns of Brugges, Dypre and 
Ghent on the other, to pacify amiably the discords between the men and 
merchants of the king's realm and those of the power of the said count, 
occasioned by reason of damages and injuries suffered, it was agreed and 
granted among other things that all the arrests made in England and 
Flanders upon the king's people and those of the said count and their goods, 
should be dearrested and delivered together with the mainpernors of the 
same, and that these arrests should cense between the said people, and that 
all the goods of the men and merchants of Flanders which can be found in 
England, and all the goods and merchandise of the king's men and mer 
chants which can be found in Flanders, shall be delivered immediately and 
without difficulty, information being first taken as to whom the goods belong, 
and to whom they ought to belong ; and on the information of the burgesses 
and echevins of the said town of Brugges, the king has learned that the 
said bailiffs have caused to be arrested, without reasonable cause, 4 sacks 
and 2 pockets {pohettos'') of wool, and 15 ox hides of James Tonverlaet, 
in the name of his fellow burgess Laurence du Casteel, his yeoman, a sack of 
wool of John Bane, in the name cf Saier de Coelkcrke, his j'eoman, and 
21 sacks of wool of William del Stone and John de Cortscoof iu the name 
of Peter le Machenare, his yeoman, upon which custom has been paid in a 
certain ship of Walter Doverdighe found on the sea near Tynemuth, and 
had taken the ship with its goods to Hertilpole, whereupon the king has 
been besought to cause the said wool and hides to be restored to the bearer 
of these presents for the use of tlie said James, John, William and John. 

By p.s. 

To the bailiffs of Yarmouth. A like order in respect to a last of hides, 
3 sacks of wool-fells of William de Stone, a last, 8 dickers and 2 hides, 
5 sacks of wool-fells, 2 sacks of lambs' fells, salmon, cheese, silk and other 
divers merchandise of Simon du Casteel, taken by the bailiffs without reason- 
able cause in a certain ship of Peter le Moelnare, upon the sea and taken 
to Yarmouth, and detained there, whereupon the king has been instjintly 
besought to cause the said hides, etc., to be restored to the bearer of these 
presents. By the same writ. 

Sept. 18. To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 

Odiham. of London. Order to pay to the king's kinsman John de Ilanonia or to 

Din us Forsetti and Alexander de Bard and their fellows, merchants of the 



78' 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Sept. 20. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 13. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 27. 
Waltliam. 



Sept. 26. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 1. 
Waltham. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

society of the Bardi of Florence, staying iu that city, his attorneys, 500 marks 
from the issues of the said custom for the present Michaelmas term, in 
accordance with the king's grant to John of 1000 marks from the said 
custom to be received yearly by the hands of the collectors of the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the said collectors of customs for the 500 marks which 
they shall have paid to John de Hanonia by virtue of the preceding order. 

To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby, and Lancaster. Order to cause Henry de Bolyngbroke and Isabella 
his wife, third daughter and co-heir of Robert de Wolryngton, to have full 
seisin of the said Isabella's purparty, retaining iu the king's hands the pur- 
party belonging to Alice, the fourth daughter and co-heir of the said Robert 
de Wolryngton. As the king has lately taken the fealties of Robert Danyel 
of Eton, who married Elizabeth daughter of Robert de Wolryngton, tenant 
in chief of the late king, and of William de Brynnesleye who married 
Eleanor, the second daughter and co heir of the said Robert de Wolryngton, 
which daughters have proved their ages before the escheator, for the pur- 
parties belonging to the said Robert, Elizalieth, William, and Eleanor from 
all the lands which the said Robert de Wolryngton at his death held in 
chief of the late king, and which the king rendered to them, ordering the 
escheator to make a legal partition of the said lands, of which Robert de 
Wolryngton was seised in his demesne as of fee, unto four parts, according 
to the extent made thereof in the presence of John de Ripers, who then 
held the paid lands by the late king's commission, until the heirs of Robert 
should come of age, and to cause the said Robert and Elizabeth, William and 
Eleanor to have full seisin of their purparties, reluiuing in the king's hands 
the purparty of Isabella, the third daughter, and that of Alice, the fourth 
daughter and co-heir of Robert de Wolryngton, until further orders, and now 
the king has taken the fealty of Henry, his wife Isabella having proved her 
age before the escheator, for the purparty belonging to them. 

To Henry le Gulden, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorest, Devon and 
Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged 
to John de Chitterne at his death, restoring the issues, as the king has 
learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator, that John at his death 
held no lands of the king in chief, by reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to belong to the king. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Bertram de la More, the 
king's serjeant-at-arms, to have 10 marks at Michaelmas term next from 
the ferm of the said city, as the late king had granted him the said sum for 
his good service, to be received yearly from the said ferm, for himself and 
his heirs. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land, and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage 
and 6 acres of land in Wodehous, restoring the issues, as it was lately found 
by an inquisition taken by that escheator that William de Wodehous 
held the said messuage and land in his demesne as of fee at his death, of 
the manor of Skipton, in the late king's hand by the death of Roger de 
Clyfford, tenant in chief of the late king, by homage and fealty, and that 
the said messuage and lands came into the king's hands as a custody by 
reason of the said manor, and that Thomas de Wodehous, brother of William, 
was his next heir and of full age, and because the king has taken the homage 
of Robert de Clyfford, brother and heir of Roger, for all the lands which 
his brother held of the late king in chief, the king ordered that escheator 
not to intermeddle further with the said mcssauge and land, and afterwards 



7 EDWAIID III— Part I. 



79: 



1333. 



Oct. 1. 
Waltham. 



S(>pt. 25. 
I"<orwich. 



Oct. 4. 
Vv'altbam. 



Oct. 1. 
Waltham. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

for certain causes the king ordered that eschentor to retain the said messuage 
and land in the king's hands and to cause it to be safely kept until further 
orders. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Benedict Lengleys, who holds no lands there except 
for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Buketon to be discharged and released of the issues of the manor of 
Tychemersh, co, Northampton, from Michaelmas last, as on 28 January 
last the king granted to John son of John Lovel, tenant in chief, the custody 
of the said manor, which belonged to John, and which was in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of the said John, son and heir of the same 
John, to have with all the issues, from Michaelmas last until the heir should 
come of age, rendering therefrom 40/. yearly to the exchequer, and the king 
ordered Thomas de Buketon, to whom he had formerly granted the .said 
manor to hold under a certain form, to deliver the manor and its issues to 
the said John son of John. 

To the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Order to pay to Giles de Bello 
Campo 20/. for Michaelmas term last out of the issues of his bailiwick, in 
accordance with the late king's grant to Giles of 40/. yearly from the issues 
of tho.se counties, which grant the king has confirmed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff aforesaid for the 20/. which he had paid to Giles 
de Bello Campo by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the men of the town of Weston. Order to restore to Robert de 
Milverton, clerk, his lands, goods, and chattels which had been taken into 
the king's hands on his being summoned before William de Sutton, coroner 
of CO. Warwick for receiving William Belton and other robbers knowing 
them to be such, with 4 horses of the price of 10 marks, feloniously stolen 
from the parson of Whitewyk church, co. Leicester, by the said William dc 
Belton, and indicted before Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and 
his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. Warwick, for having felon- 
iously stolen from Richard de Milverton, chaplain, four stones of wool 
of the price of 24s., as the said Robert purged his innocence before A. 
bishop of Worcester, ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered 
by the justices according to the privilege of the clergy, as Adam de 
Hcrwynton, vicar general of the said bishop, has informed the king, where- 
fore the king ordered the sheriff of Warwick to restore to Robert, his lands, 
goods and chattels or to show reason why he would or could not execute 
tiie paid order, and that sheriff informed the king that he could not execute 
tliat order because all the goods and chattels which Robert had in that 
bailiwick, on the day on which he was delivered to the bishop of Worcester, 
were delivered to the said men by the justices, for a reasonable price, to 
answer for them to the king at will. 



Membrane 27d. 

Memorandum that Ralph de Dacre came into chancery at York on 
2o January in the seventh year of the king's reign and confessed himself 
satisfied for 100 marks which Alexander de Cobeldyk, knight, acknowledged 
in chancery in the fourth year of the king's reign that he owed to the said 
Ralph. 



80 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333, Membrane 27<Z — cont. 

Jan. 25. Simon de Marton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

York. Hapelsthorp of Everton, 80Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. — Master Robert de Stratford received 
the acknowledgment. 

Robert de Edenestowe, parson of Warsop church, York diocese, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Henry de Edenestowe, clerk, 17^ marks ; to be 
levied in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Nottingham. — The same Robert received the acknowledgment. 

William Lucy acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, clerk, 
12 marks 9*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Hereford. — The same Robert received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Sancto Edmundo, parson of Walesby church, acknowledges 
that he owes to Agnes de Nevill his sister, 40 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. — The same 
Robert received the acknowledgment. 

John de Hausted, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Pole of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Hoton, parson of Roumersh church, acknowledges that owes to 
Michael de Wath, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 26. Richard de Roderham, parson of Penyston church, acknowledges that 

York. he owes to William de Melton, archbishop of York, 20/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Cromwell acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Wake of Lidell, 
500/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Lincoln, Nottingham and Rutland. 

George son of Gerard Salveyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William son of Simon de Lound, 6 marks 6s. %d. ; to be levied in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of I'eceipt by John, bishop of Ely, from 
Henry de Grey, knight, of 80/. sterling which the said Henry owed by a 
recognisance made in chancery. Dated at Dounham on 26 November 1331. 

Memorandum that the said bishop acknowledged the preceding deed 
before Thomas de Evesham on 26 January. 

Jan. 27. William de Thwyng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 

York. Percy, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment as the said Henry achnoioledged before Thomas 
de Baumburgh, clerk of chancery. 

Memorandum that the prior of Watton came into chancery at York on 
27 January, 7 Edward HI., and confessed himself satisfied of 40/. which 
William de Thwyng acknowledged that he owed to the said prior in the 
chancery of the late king in the 18th or 19th year of his reign. 

Memorandum that Richard son of Richard de Santon, came into chancery 
at York on 27 January, 7'Edward III. and confessed himself satisfied of 
10 marks which Gerard Salvayn, knight, acknowledged that he owed to 
Richard, in the chancery of the late king in the 10th year of his reign. 



7 EDWARD III.— Paut I. 81 



1333, Membrane 27d—cc7it. 

Thomas de Fur[n]yval puts in his place Thomas ile Knaresburgh, clerk, to 

seek and receive his purpaity and that of Joan his wife, daughter and 

co-heir of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, of the 
knights' fees and advowsons belonging to Theobald, and for doing and 
receiving what the king's court shall have considered in the matter. 

Enrolment of a grant by David de Strabolgi, earl of^Atheles, son and heir 
of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Atheles and Joan his wife, kinswoman and 
co-heir of Aymar de Valence, late earl of Pembrok, the said David being of 
full age, and competent to deal at his will with all his inheritances, especi- 
ally those that came to him by way of succession and dowry, in France, 
by the death of Aymar, of all the rights which he had within the lord- 
ships of Mounteignak, Belak, Rancon and Champeignak, which came to 
him by the death of the said Aymar, by way of succession and dower 
according to the custom of the kingdom of France, as right heir of the 
said Aymar, to Mary de St. Pol, wife of the said Aymar. Dated 30 January 
1332. French. 

Memorandum that the said David son of David, earl of Athol, came into 
chancery at York on 31 January, 7 Edward III. and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Feb. 1. Roger de SomerWll, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

York. Melton, archbishop of York, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jan. 26. Richard de Emeldon, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and William de 

York. Emeldon, par.son of Bothale church, acknowledge that they owe to the king 
200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Northumberland. 

Memorandum that Richard and William made the said recognisance for 
the said Richard and other men of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to have acquit- 
tance, that their goods within the said town and liberty should not be 
taxed for the tenth, granted to the king by all the burgesses and men of 
the kingdom, for this turn, and that nothing should be levied from them 
for the king's use, and afterwards the king pardoned Richard and William 
and the said men of that town, the sum of 100 marks on account of tiie 
good service which Richard and the said men had rendered to him. 

Feb. 1. John de Hotonrof in Lonesdale acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 

York. of St. Mary's, York, 605. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Westmoreland. 

Feb. 3. Ranulph de Dacre acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous 

York. 4:1, Qs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cumberland. 

The said Ranulph acknowledges that he owes to William de Redenesse 
of York, merchant, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cumberland. — Master Robert de Stratford received 
the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on •payment. 

Thomas, son of .lames de Frevill, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, 200^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.'s 
lands and chattels in co. York. — The same Robert received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

Hugh de Audele acknowledges that he owes to William de Melton, 
archbishop of York, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. — The same Robert received the 
acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

9G717. F 



82 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



]333. Membrane Tld—cont. 

Feb. 4. Conan son of Henry, knigbt, acknowledges that he owes to William 

York. de la Mare of Useflet 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Petronilla de Coigners acknowledges that she owes to Conan son of 
Henry, knight, 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Maneutus Francisci, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Audele 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Middlesex and in Loudon, 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation 

York. to be made in every port, and in other places that he may think fit 
in that bailiwick, that no merchant or other person, upon pain of forfeiture, 
shall take any corn out of the kingdom without the king's special licence ; 
and to cause the corn of any one who disobeys the said proclamation to be 
taken unto the king's hands, and kept until further orders, and to inform the 
king of the names of those to whom the corn belonged, and of the quantity 
and quality of the corn so arrested. By K. 

\_Fcedera?[ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/6iW.] 

Feb. L To the sheriffs of London. Order immediately upon sight of these 

York. presents to cause proclamation to be made throughout that city that no 
knight or other man-at-arms or pilgrim or other of whatever state he 
may be, shall take any silver out oi the kingdom, in coin, in vessels, or in 
bullion (massa), under pain of forfeiture, without the king's special licence, 
as the king has considered the damage done to himself and to the people 
of his realm, because his money was taken by men-at-arms, pilgrims and 
others in no small quantity, and spent without the realm. By K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs in England. 

Feb. 4. To Philip, king of Navarre. Request to send letters to Henry, lord 

York. of Soilly, to cause Robert Lynel of Spain, whom the king's serjeant-at-arms, 
Giles de Tspann[ia], had lately pursued to the kingdom of Navarre, and 
caused to be arrested there because of certain things committed against the 
king in England, and delivered into the custody of the said Henry, until he 
had more fully informed the king, to be delivered to the said Giles to be 
taken by him to England. [Fcedera.'] 

To Henry, lord of Soilly, the king's friend. The king thanks him for his 
kindness in arresting and keeping Robert Lynel at the suit of Giles, and 
asks that Robert may be delivered to Giles to be taken to England. 

To the seneschal of Gascony and to the constable of Bordeaux for the 
present or for the future. Order to cause the said Giles to have a ship and 
the necessary costs for bringing the said Robei't and John Tylli, his 
companion, now in the custody of the castellan of Maillonne, safely and 
securely to England, and cause Giles to have a safe and secure convoy to 
England. [i^osJera.] 

Membrane 26<f. 

Jan. 26. William Tournay of Gerlethorp acknowledges that he owes to William, 

York, bishop of Norwich, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Giffard, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Blaxhale of Ipswich and Sayena, his wife, 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 83 



1333. Membrane 2Qd — cont. 

Nicholas de Useflete, parson of Flixburgh church, Lincohi diocese, and 
John Peytevyn, of Wynterton, acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Westm[onasterio] 60/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Jan. 28. Master John de Hildesle, parson of Thyngden church, acknowledges that 

York. he owes to Thomas, bishop of Hereford, 100/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 
Nichola?, son of William de Maceon of St. Neots, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Monte Gomeri 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Brunnolvesheved, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the 
abbot of St. Mary's, York, 36/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Westmorland. 

Robert de Clifford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in co, Westmorland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Master Thomas de Lyn ton-super- Wharf acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Rifhre, knight, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Langeford, knight, acknowledges thnt he owes to Hugh Sampson 
of Suthampton 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment^ of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton, 

Enrolment of an indenture witnessing a release by Henry de Percy 
to William de Tweng, as his right as immediate lord, of the wardship 
of Roger, son and heir of Robert de la More, and of the lands of the said 
Robert in Lund, the said Henry granting that Roger shall hold the said 
land which the said Robert held of the said William, so that the said William 
may hold the said lands of Henry, as mean between Henry and his heirs 
and Roger and his heirs, for ever, as a plea was made by writ of right 
of ward in the king's court, between the said Henry and William, at the suit 
of William, concerning the wardship of Roger, in which plea Henry pleaded 
that Robert de la More held of him and not of William, and of this he put 
himself on the country, and he learned that Robert held of William and died 
in his homage, and not of Henry, for William was mean between Henry and 
Robert. Dated at York, on Wednesday after the conversion of St, Paul, 
7 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that the said Henry came into chancery at York on 
28 January, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by William de Walkyngham, brother and heir 
of Sir John son of Sir Alan de Walkyngham, to Sir Richard de Aldeburgh, 
of his rights in all the lands which Richard holds of the gift and grant 
of Sir John de Walkyngham, brother ot William, in the towns of Hunde- 
burton and Mildeby. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de Cantelupe, Sir John 
Moryn, Adam de Hopei'ton, John de Mildeby, Michael del Hille of 
Aldeburgh, Nicholas Tankard, William de Burghbrigg, merchant. Dated 
at York, on Wednesday after the conversion of St. Paul, 7 Edward IH. 

Memorandum, that the said William came into chancery at York on 
28 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 
Jan. 29. Matilda de Clayton, of Donecastre, acknowledges that she owes to William 

York. de Burghbrigg of York 4/. lis. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

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1333. Membrane 26rf — cont. 

Robert de Wadenho, parson ofTwywell church, Lincoln diocese, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Ebiilo Lestrange 10 marks; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. North- 
ampton. 

Jar. 30. Nicholas de Metham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Vork. Brayton, clerk, 60*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Belton and William de Freston, citizens of York, acknowledge 
that they owe to Master Robert de Bridelyngton, canon of St. Peter's, York, 
387/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

John Toller of Great Driffield acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Croft, clerk, 24/. 10*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Henry Savage, sacristan of Lichfield cathedral, acknowledges that he 
owes to Simon de Ruggeleye, 18/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Stafford. 

Jan. 3L Richard de Grey, lord of Codenoure, acknowledges that he owes to 

York. Stephen son of Robert de Keverthorp, and to Thomas son of Ralph de 

Ripplyngham, chaplain, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Amandus de Ruda, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas do 
la Ryvere, knight, 34 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 2. John son of William de Retford acknowledges that he owes to William 

York. son of Eustace de Retford 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

William son of Eustace de Retford acknowledges that he owes to John 
son of William de Retford 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Feb. 5. Robert de Diggeby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Kelm, clerk, 

York. 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Robert de Diggeby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Kelm, clerk, 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of release by William Charles son and heir of WiUiam Charles 
to Richard de la Pole, citizen of London, and his heirs, of all right which 
he had in the manor of Milton, and in all the lands in the towns of Milton, 
Petreburgh and Croyland, and in 84 acres of wood in the manor of Milton, 
CO. Northampton, and also in the manors of Cislonde and Loden, and in all 
the Lmds in the towns of Cislonde, Loden, Mundham, Sithyng, Chategrave, 
Hadesscho, Hardele, Hekyngham, Norton, Thwaite, and Norwich, and 
in the advowson of the church of the town of Thwaite, co. Norfolk, and in 
all the appurtenances of the said manors, etc., which manors, etc., the said 
Richard formerly held by the grant of the said William ; to wit, the manor 
of Cislonde and Loden and the advowson of Thwaite church, by a fine levied 
in the king's court at Westminster, and the manor of Milton with the 
said wood, from the gift and enfeoffment of the said William ; and William 



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2333^ Membrane 26d — conl. 

has released to the said Richard all the actions, both real and personal, which 
he had agaijist Richard, Dated at York, on Friday after the Purification, 
7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said William came into chancery at York on the 
said day, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 5. William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Thomas, earl 

Nottiugham. of Norfolk and marshal of England, 1300 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 

William Trussel (he elder puts in his place William de Keythorp and 

William de Burgh to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 

100/. made to him in chancery by Gilbert de Burgh. 

The same William puts the same persons in his place to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by William 

Gentycorps. 

The same William puts the same persons in his place to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 40/. made to him in chancery by William 

de Holewey. 

The same William puts the same persons in his place to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by John de 

Ledrede. 

Feb. 7. John de Scotton, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Pontefract. Louthre, parson of Symondburn church, 20/. ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. — Master Robert de 

Stratford received the acknowledgment. 

Feb. 8. John de Menyll, lord of Castellevyngton, acknowledges that he owes to 

York. William Pedefer, clerk, 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 

lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payments 

John de Faucomberge of Skelton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de la Vale, knight, 12G/. 13s. 4rf. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled en payment. 

Robert de la Vale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Faucomberge of Skelton, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the men 

York. of CO. Northumberland to have respite until Midsummer next from the 
assessment and taxation of their goods, by reason of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted to the king, and to cause them to be released from any distraint 
made upon them for that reason, as the king has granted them that 
respite. By pet. of p. 

The like to the same for the following : 

The men of Cumberland and of Westmorland". By pet. of C. 



Membrane 25d. 

Jan. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

York. Paynel, clerk, to have respite until the quiuzaine of Easter next for his 

account, which he is held to render to the king at the exchequer for the 

time when he was chamberlain of Chester, which respite the king has given 

him. By p.s. [6115.] 



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1333. 

Feb. 16. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 12. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 7. 
York. 



Membrave 2^d — cont. 

John de Nevill of Horneby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Meltou, archbishop of York, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his binds and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, as acknowledged by Master Richard de 
Suoiceshull, the archbishop' s attorney. 

Jolm son of 'J'homas de Giinnays acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
fon of William de Guanays 18 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exch('quer. Order to cause the king's 
kinsman, John de Britannia, earl of Richemund, who is staying in parts 
beyond the seas by the king's, licence, to have respite until Ascension next 



Feb. 18. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 16. 
Poutefract. 



for all the debts which he owes to the king. 



ByK. 



To William de Eland, constable of Nottingham castle. William, arch- 
bishop of York, has besought the king, by his petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that — as the archbishop and his predecessors have from 
time out of mind, had such liberty in the town of Beverley that if any one 
accused of felonies or other things should enter the said liberty and should 
confess those felonies to the bailiffs there and should seek the immunity 
of the said town before the bailiffs, to stay within that liberty, he should have 
that immunity and stay safely within that town, which libertv was allowed to 
the predecessors of the said archbishop before the justices in eyre of the 
king's progenitors in co. York, and certain malefactors and disturbers of 
the peace took John Acremau, who had entered that liberty and had confessed 
divers felonies there and had been admitted by the bailiffs to stay there, and 
brought him by armed force from the said town to the said castle, and 
delivered him to the prison of the said castle, in which he is at present 
detained — the king will be pleased to cause John to be brought back to 
Beverley, for the preservation of the said liberty ; the king therefore orders 
that constable to deliver John to the archbishop or his deputy to be 
taken back to the said liberty, to stay there according to the immunity 
of the liberty, and he has ordered the archbishop or his deputy to 
receive the said John from the constable and cause him to be taken back 
to the said liberty, to stay there unmolested until the king and council 
have fully discussed the question of the said liberty or until further orders, 
and to take mainpernors from John that he will not move or eloign himself 
from that liberty in the mean time, and to inform the king of the names of 
the mainpernors. By K. and by pet. of C. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order as aforesaid to receive John from the 
constable, etc. By K. and by pet. of C. 

John de Lyllyng acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Kypax and to 
Richard de Clyfton, clerks, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John Haye, son and heir of Roger Haye, and John le Forester of 
Haghton, acknowledge that they owe to Master Philip de Nassyngton 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their land and chattels 
in CO. York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Okeoure to have respite until Midsummer next for a recognisance of 
100 marks made by him to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, 
in the chancery of the late king, by force and duress, according to the form 
of the statute for the annulling thereof, as Roger is pursued in the king's 
court therefor, and has besougbt the king that he will grant him respite 
for the sums so exacted from him while the affair is being discussed, which 
respite the king has granted, and further orders the treasurer and barons to 
release Roger from any distraint made for this cause. By C. 



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87 



1333. Membrane 25d — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Cantu Lupo, knight, lord of 
Ilkeston, to Sir William de Melton, archbishop of York, of all his right in 
the manor of Aston in Morthyng with all its appurtenances, to bold of the 
the chief lords of that fee, by the service due thereupon, for ever. 
Witnesses: Sir Edmund de Wasteneys, Sir Nicholas de Wurtele, Sir Adam 
de Revesby, Sir Hapdulphus de Wasteneys, Sir Edmund de Crescy, Sir 
John de Eland, knights, Robert Russel, Hugh de Tothill, Nicholas 
de Langeton of York, Roger Easy, William de Redenesse, Henry de 
Belton. Dated at York, on Saturday before St. Peter in Cathedra, 1332. 

Memorandum, that the said Nicholas came into chancery at York on the 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 22. Master Hugh de Kensinton, * saucer,' for his good service, is sent to the 

Pontefract. abbot and convent of Crouland to receive such maintenance in their house 

as Master Peter le Saucer, deceased, had therein for life at the request of the 

late king. By p.s. [6254.] 

Feb. 22. To John de Sutton, Roger de Somervill, Robert le Conestable of Flayn- 

Pontefract. burgh, and John de Hothum, the elder. Whereas the king lately appointed 
them to array with all possible speed all the men in the East Riding, co. York, 
between the ages of 16 and 60 years, both horse and foot, and to place the 
men so arrayed in thousands, hundreds, and scores, and afterwards by other 
letters patent the king appointed them to elect in the said East Riding 
500 archers and 100 hobelers, and to provide the archers with bows and 
arrows and the hobelers with suitable arms, so that all the said men should 
be ready, under pain of forfeiture, to set out with the king against the Scots, 
if they should presume to invade the realm ; the king orders the said John, 
Roger, Robert and John to inform him before Sunday, in the middle of next 
Lent, of the array and number of the said archers, hobelers, and other said 
men. By K. 

The like to the following : 

John de Faucomberge and Nicholas de Menill in the North Riding, 

CO. York. 
Simon Warde and John de Rithre in the West Riding, co. York. 
William son of William and Robert de Perepount in co. Nottingham, 

for 500 archers and 200 hobelers. 
John de Twiford and Nicholas de Langeford in co. Derby, for 

500 archers and 200 hobelers. 
Thomas de Lathum and Richard de Hoghton in co. Lancaster, for 

500 archers and 200 hobelers. 

To John de Haveryngton the elder and Edmund de Nevill. A like 
order to inform the king of the array and number of archers, hobelers and 
other men before the said Sunday. By K. 

And afterwards on 22 March following, because the said John and Edmund 
could not inform the king before the said Sunday as aforesaid, they are 
ordered to inform the king thereof before the morrow of Easter next. 

Enrolment of release by Conan son of Henry, knight, to Richard Lacer, 
citizen of London, and Juliana his wife, of his right in the manors of 
Biomlegh and Blakebrok and in all their appurtenances,- which Conan 
had by the gift of William le Latimer, knight, in co. Kent, in exchange for 
the manor of Liverton, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed 
services. Witnesses : Maurice de Brune, Bartholomew Fanacourt, William 
Carbonel, knights, Thomas de Bakewell, Thomas Herwald, Robert de Ely, 
William Moraunt, Henry Darcy of London. Dated at Bromlegh, co. Kent, 
on Sunday, after the octaves of the Purification, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said Conan came into chancery at York on 
5 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1333. Membrane 25d — cont. 

Miircli 8. To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Poutetract. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 

to permit Master Itherius de Concoreto, archdeacon of London, who is about 

to set out to the Roman court by the king's licence, to cross from that port 

with his men, horses, and equipments. By K. 

To the same. A like order for William de Belton, canon of the order of 
Sempyngham, whom the master of that order is sending to the Roman court 
for the expedition of certain affairs touching his house there. By K. 

March 12. To the same. A like order for Robert de Merkeby, monk of the house 

Cowick. of Louth Park, who is going to the Roman court for the expedition of 

certain affairs touching his house there, provided that he make no apportum 

contrary to the statute. By K. 



Membrane 24rf. 

Fob. 13. Robert de Sprotle, parson of Esthildesle church, and Roger de Sprotle, 

Fontefract. his brother, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Hiltoste of Skegnes, 

proctor of Sir Reymund de Fargis, cardinal, parson of Hornse church, 

227 marks 20d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same Robert and Roger acknowledge that they owe to the said 
Richard, 240 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Feb. 11. To Philip, king of France. The king has received the complaint of the 

Pontefract. merchants of Dover, showing that whereas certain merchants, mariners of 
a ship of Rouen laden with herrings, threw a great part of their cargo into 
the sea to lighten the ship on account of a storm, and afterwards were cast 
by that tempest on the coast near Dover, their ship being wrecked, and 
certain of the people of Dover came to aid the said mariners and their goods, 
and collected 6^ lasts of the said herrings floating in the sea, to be divided 
between the said merchants and themselves, as is customary in such case, 
and the said men offered one half of the said herrings, to the merchants, who, 
however, refused to allow it, wherefore the king, at the suggestion of the 
merchants, complaining in chancery of the injury done to them, ordered the 
■warden of the Cinque Ports to inquire fully into the matter and to cause 
speedy justice to be done, and now the said merchants inform the king of 
France that justice was not done to them in the king's court, and offer 
to cause the goods of the men of Dover, to the value of 200/. sterling, to be 
arrested, upon which pretext two ships of Dover are ari-ested in the ports of 
Cales and Whitsand, so that the men of Dover refuse to make any passage 
in their remaining ships ; the king therefore asks the said king Philip 
to cause the said arrest to be put an end to. \_Fcedera.'] 

Feb. 15, William de Grantham of York and Alice, late the wife of William Playce, 

Pontefract. acknowledge that they owe to Hugh de Bardelby and Henry Chaufcire 

o'^ Acum 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 

in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Fub. 4, To William le Butiller of Wemme, John le Straunge, William de Esta- 

York. lewe, John de Leybourn, Roger Corbet and Roger Carles. Whereas the 
king lately appointed them to hear and determine concerning divers felonies 
committed in co. Salop, and now the king has learned that, under colour of 
thatcommission, they intend to enquire concerning certain felonies committed 
within the liberty and lordship of Montgomery, in Wales, without the said 



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89 



Feb. 4. 
York. 



Feb. 15. 
Pontefract. 



2333. Membrane 24c? — cont. 

county, the cognisance of which belongs to William Fitz Waryn, keeper of the 
said lordship, oi* to those who supjjly his place ; the king therefore orders 
them to ascertain if that liberty is without the said county, and whether the 
cognisance of such felonies belongs to the said keeper or to him who 
supplies his place and not to other ministers of the king, and then to attempt 
nothing, by virtue of the king's said order, to the prejudice of the said 
keeper or of the men of that liberty. 

Nicholas CoUee, yeoman of the pantry, is sent to the abbot and convent 
of Gerwedon to receive such maintenance from that house as Geoffrey le 
Porter, deceased, received for life, at the request of the late king. 

By p.s. [6199.] 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to permit David de 
Strabolgi, earl of Athol, lo have respite until the quinzaine of Martinmas 
next for 80 marks of the debts of David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, his 
father, and for all the other debts of Cressy, which are exacted of him by 
summons of the exchequer, on the lands which he holds in his pm-party of 
the lands which belonged to Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke. 

By p.s. [6243.] 

John de Nevill of Horneby acknowledges that he owes to Hugh Cokheved 
of Barton 92/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Cantilupo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John, bishop of Winchester, William, bishop of Norwich, William de 
Clynton, and Geoffrey le Scrop, knights, and Master Richard do Bury, 
clerk, acknowledge that they owe to William de Melton, archbishop of 
York, 1000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in cos. Southampton, Norfolk, Suffolk and York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 7. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

York. supplies his place in Shirwod forest. Roger le Wyne has besought the king, 
by his petition before him and his council in parliament, that whereas a 
certain pasture of his near a certain place called ' Brokgreyne,' co. Derby, is 
without the bounds of the forest, and always has been, yet that keeper, because 
another place also called ' Brokgreyne,' co. Nottingham, is within the bounds 
of thesaidforest, pretending that the place and pasture of Brokgreyne, co.Derby, 
were within the bounds of the said forest, compelled Roger by various dis- 
traints for his cattle found within the said pasture to pay money for a 
custom in the said forest called ' wardeset,' for tlie king's use, and because 
answer is made to the said petition by the king and council, that the rolls of the 
chancery of Edward I. concerning the perambulation of that forest made in 
the time of the said king, ought to be examined for the discussion of the 
said affair, and that at present they cannot be examined ; the king orders 
that keeper that if the said Roger finds sufficient security to answer to the 
king for the said money of ' wardeset ' for his cattle found within that 
pasture if it ought to belong to the king, then to cause the said Roger to be 
released from the said distraint until Whitsuntide next, unless the king orders 
otherwise in tlie meantime, so that the rolls may be examined in the mean- 
time, and the king may cause justice to be done in the premises. 

By pet. of C. 



Feb. 19. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 19. 
Pontefract. 



90' 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[Feb. 23. 

Pontofract. 



Feb. 2'?. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 23. 
Pontefract. 



1333. Membrane 24d — cont. 

Feb. 22. Thomas son of William Gra of Skelton near York, acknowledges that he 

York. owes to William son of John Gra of York 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Percy, prebendary of Great Lumley and of Little Lumley in the 
collegiate church of Chester, in the bishopric of Durham, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Barton, parson of the church of Arneclif in Craven, 
York diocese, 100/. ; be to levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

William de Clynton and Robert de Walkefare, knights, acknowledge that 
they owe to Geoffrey Lescrop, knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to give a respite 
to the men of the liberty of the bishopric of Durham, until St. Peter ad 
Vincula next, for the debts which they owe at the exchequer for the ^actuals 
of the king and his father, bought by them. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of Northumberland, By K. and C. 

Thomas de Redenesse of York, and Robert de Clif, parson of Wyggetoft 
church, acknowledge that they owe to John de Turneye 200/, ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Richard de Grey, lord of Codenoure, acknowledges that he owes to 
Stephen son of Robert de Keverthorp, and Thomas son of Ralph de Rip- 
plyngham, chaplain, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Enrolment of an indenture witnessing that Hugh Daudele leases and lets 
at ferm to Maneut Franceys, merchant, all his lands in Ireland, from Easter 
following for two years, for 200/. sterling, 80/. having been paid on the day 
this deed was made, and on the quinzaine of Easter next the said Maneut 
will pay to Hugh 66/. 13s. 4rf. in London and on the Easter following 
26/. 13*. 4:d., and on Michaelmas following 26/. 13*. 4d., and Maneut will 
maintain the houses and all the buildings on the said tenements, and will leave 
them in as good condition at the end of the term as he found them. Dated 
at York, 21 February, 7 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that the said Hugh came into chancery at York on 
24 February, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Feb. 24. Thomas de Brayton, parson of Camsal church and Michael de Wath, 

Pontefract. parson of Wath church, York diocese, acknowledge that they owe to 

William de Melton, archbishop of York, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. — 

The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 25. John de Grey of Retherfeld, acknowledges that he owes to John de Colne 

Pontefract. of York 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chat- 
tels in CO. Buckingham. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Grey, lord of Codenoure, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Henry de Clif, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment of his lands 
and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment; acknowledged hy John de Tiddeswell, one of 
the executors of the will of the said Henry. 

March 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of York. Order to cause 100 men of that city 

Pontefract. to be elected and arrayed without delay, and supplied with proper arms, so that 

they may be ready to set out with the king against the Scots, if they shall 



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1333. Membrane 24rf — cont. 

presume to invade the kingdom, as the king has learned tbat the Scots 
are preparing to invade the kingdom and he wishes to provide for the 
defence of his people. ^y K. 

The like to the following for arraying the following numbers : 
The bailiffs of Beverley, for 80 men. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston-upon-HuU, for 60 men. 
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh, for 30 men. 
The bailiffs of Ripon, for 40 men. 
The bailiffs of Pontefract, for 40 men. 

To L. bishop of Durham. Order to cause all the men in that liberty 
between the ages of 16 and 60 years, both horse and foot, to be arrayed with 
all speed and placed in their thousands, hundreds and scores, so that they 
may be ready to set out with the king on the said expedition. By K. 

To the bailiffs of Pontefract. Order to cause the men whom they had 
previously been enjoined to have arrayed, to be elected without delay and 
arrayed and provided with proper arms, so that they may be ready, under 
pain of forfeiture, before Monday after St. Benedict the Abbot next to come 
to tlie king at a place which shall be made known to them, to set out with 
him in the said expedition, because a rumour has reached the king that 
the Scots intend shortly to invade the kingdom. By K. 

The like to the bailiffs of all the towns mentioned above. 

To L. bishop of Durham. The like order to cause all the men of the 
lilierty of Durham etc. between the ages of sixteen and sixty years, to be 
arrayed etc. as aforesaid before the said day, because a rumour has reached 
the king that the Scots intend shortly to invade the kingdom. By K. 



Membrane 22d. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Pontefract. Order to cause to be levied from certain prelates and men of religion the 
sums which they have granted to the king in aid of the expenses incurred 
by him for the marriage of his sister Eleanor to the count of Guelders 
(Gerl) and to receive the said sums in the treasury, which sums the 
king sends to them in a certain schedule enclosed with these presents. 
[Fcedera.l 

Memorandum, that the following promised the following sums : 

The bishop of Ely, 100/. 

The bishop of Chichester, 20/. 

The bishop of Salisbury, 100 marks. 

The subdean and chapter of Lincoln, 40/. 

The prior of Derhurst, IOO5. 

The abbot of Wynchecomb, 20 marks. 

16 other abbots and 22 other priors, various sums. 

The proctor of the abbot of Seez, 40s. 

The rector of Assherugg, 60*. [/Z»ic?.] 

To J. bishop of Chichester. Order to send 20/., which he had granted 
as aforesaid, to the exchequer with all speed, to be delivered to the treasurer 
and chamberlains. \_Ibid.'\ 

The like to each of those above written who promised this subsidy, for tlie 
sums granted by them, except the bishops of Ely and Salisbury, to whom 
letters were written under the following form. \^Ibid.'\ 

To J. bishop of Ely. Order to send the 100/., which he had promised as 
aforesaid, to the exchequer, as aforesaid. [/6jc/.] 



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1333. Membrane 2'Sd — cont. 

The like to R. bishop of Salisbury, for the 100 marks which he had 
promised as aforesaid. [^IbidJ] 

To the abbot of Bardenaye. Request to give the king such subsidy a3 
other prelates and men of religion have granted to him, for the said cause, 
according to the abbot's ability, without further excuses, so that the king may 
not be provoked to indignation against him, as the king had previously 
asked him for such a subsidy, promising that it should not be made a prece- 
dent to his prejudice. \^Ibid.~\ 

The like to the prior of Sixhill, tlie abbot of Humberstan, and to69other 
priors and 67 other abbots, to the proctor of the abbot of Herluyn Bee, to 
the proctor of the abbot of St. Nicholas, Angers, and to the chapter of 
Lichefeld church. \^lbid.'\ 

Feb. 12. To the prior of Buttele. Request to make the king a subsidy in aid of 

Pontefract. the expenses incurred by him in the above marriage, for which he is bound 

to several merchants, which subsidy shall not be made a precedent to the 

prior's prejudice. \^Ibid.~\ 

The like to the following to whom the king's writs were not delivered, 
to wit : 

The prior of Marton, 

The abbot of Jerevall, 

The abbot of Sallay, 

The abbot of Coverham, 

The abbot of St. Agatha, 

The abbot of Roche, 

The prior of Bolton, 

The prior of Ecclesfeld, 

The prior of Ellerton, 

The prior of Monks Bretton, j \^Ibid.'\ 



>co. Tork. 



Membrane 22d. 

Eeb. 12. To H. bishop of Lincoln. Request to give the king a subsidy for the 

PoDtefract. expenses of the said marriage, according to his ability, that he may not 

provoke the wrath of the king, who has previously requested him to make 

such a subsidy in the form above written, and he had given no answer to the 

king's letters, to the king's astonishment. [^Ibid.^ 

The like to the following : 
The abbot of Croiland. 
Tiie prior of Freston. 
40 other priors and 35 other abbots. 
The bishop of Worcester. 
The bishop of Hereford. 
The archbishop of York. 
The dean and chapter of St. Peter's, York. 
The bishop of Durham. 
The bishop of Winchester. 
The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
The bishop of Norwich. 
The bishop of London. 
The dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London. 
The bishop of Carlisle. 

The dean and chapter of Chichester church, Sussex. 
The dean and chapter of Salisbury church. 
The bishop of Bath and Wells. 



7 EDWARD III.— Paut I. 



03 



1333. 



March ?0. 

Poutefract. 



Mnrch 4. 
Pontefract. 



March 3. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 28. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 22d — cont. 

The (loan and chapter of Wells church. 

The bishop of Exeter. 

The dean and chapter of Exeter church. 

The archbishop of C^anterbury. 

The bishop of LlandafT, 

Tlie dean and chapter of Llandaff church, 

The bishop of St. David's, 

The dean and chapter of St. David's church, 

The bishop of Bangor, 

The dean and chapter of Bangor church, 

The bishop of Asaph, 

The dean and chapter of Asaph church, 



Wales. 



{Ibid.'\ 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
throughout that bailiwick, immediately on sight of these presents, that all 
those who have 40/. a year of land or rent, and have held it for three years 
and are not yet knights, shall take the order of knighthood before Trinity 
next, and the sheriff is to inquire diligently concerning those who have 
40/. yearly as aforesaid, and inform the king of their names. By K. 

[Ibid.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs in England, to the bishop of Durham and to 
the justice of Chester or to him who supplies his place. [Ibid.'] 

John de Wyk, parson of N"orthluffenham church, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Bifeld, clerk, 100.?. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Rutland. 

Robert son of Alan de Coupeland of Swanlund, acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard son of Alan de Coupeland 12 marks; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to take the daughter and heir of John 
Carbonel, tenant in chief, a minor whose marriage belongs to the king, who 
has been eloigned by certain persons, taken to that city and detained there, 
wherever she may be found, and to deliver her to John de Pulteueye, 
citizen of London, to be kept until further orders ; and the king has 
ordered John to receive the said heir from the sheriffs, and keep her safe as 
aforesaid. 

To John de Cherleton. The king has received a grave complaint from 
Matthew, abbot of Strata Marcell-x of the Cistercian order, showing that 
whereas the said abbey, which is in John's lordship of La Pole in Wales, 
being lately voided by the death of Griffin, immediate predecessor of the said 
Matthew, who was elected abbot of that place by the prior and convent at 
the abbey of Valle Crucis of that order, which was provided and appointed 
for the said prior and convent as a safe place for the election, by the com- 
missioners of the abbot of Clairvaux, prior of the abbot of the said house of 
Strata Marcella, as they did not dare to proceed to the election at that 
place because of divers threats of death and other damages made to them 
by John ; and the said election was confirmed by the commissioners and 
the care and administration of the spiritualities and temporalities pertain- 
ing to the abbey belong to him ; but John, pretending that such elec- 
tions ought not to be made within his lordship without his consent, 
althousrh such an assent in the election of abbots of that order ought not to 
be required, entered the abbey of Strata Marcella by armed force, whilst 
the prior and convent were at the abbey of Valle Crucis as aforesaid, and 
seized it into his hands with its lands and possessions, thus preventing 
INIatthew by force from entering the abbey of Strata Marcella after his 
election, and from exercising in it those things which pertain to the office 



94 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1333. 



March 2. 
Pontefract. 



March 8. 
Pontefract. 



March 10. 

Pontefract. 



March 7. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 2'ld — cont. 

of divine worship or other works of piety according to the form of his rule, 
or to dispose of the lands and possessions of the abbey, and took, dissipated 
and consumed the issues of the said lands and possessions ; and although 
the said abbot has several times requested John to amove that armed power 
and his hands from the abbey and its possessions, and to cause him 
and the prior and convent to enter that abbey to perform divine service 
there according to the rule of their order, and to allow tliem to dispose of 
the said lands and possessions, causing amends to be made to Matthew for 
the said excesses, yet John had not cared to pay attention to this request, 
whereupon Matthew has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders John to amove his hands and power from the said abbey 
and its possessions, permitting Matthew and his convent to enter the said 
abbey without hindrance to perform divine service there, restoring the 
lands and possessions of the said abbey together with the issues received 
from them in the meantime to Matthew, and causing amends to be made to 
him for the excesses aforesaid, and to inform the king in chancery of what 
he has done in pursuance of this order on the morrow of Palm Sunday next. 

By p.s. 

To Edward de Bohun, justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to take the above writ, which for certain reasons 
the king sends to him, to the said John, in person, and deliver it to him, 
enjoining him to do as he is instructed therein, informing the king of what 
John shall do in pursuance of the said writ, and of the day and place of the 
delivery of the writ, in chancery on the morrow of Palm Sunday next. 

By p.s. 

William son of John de Bishops Munketon near Ripon and William 
son of Thomas de Selby acknowledge that they owe to Walter de Esing- 
walde of York 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Moygn of Brampton, parson of Buckebrok church, Lincoln 
diocese, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sandhurst 23Z. iSs. Sd. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. JS orthampton. — The chancellor received the acknowledg- 
ment. 

John de Bekyngham of Redenesse acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Melton, archbishop of York, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of pay- 

" " York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



ment, of his lands and chattels in co 



Richard de Boylund acknowledges that he owes to William, bishop of 
Norwich, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

To John de Sutton, Roger de Somervill, Robert le Conestable of Flayn- 
burgh and John de Hothum the elder. Order to cause all the persons, 
archers, hobelers and others whom they had lately been appointed to have 
arrayed and provided with arms in the East Riding, co. York \as in Calen- 
dar of Patent Rolls, 7 Edward III. p. 400], to be arraj'ed without delay and 
provided with proper arm.«, so that they may be ready, under pain of 
forfeiture, before Monday next after St. Benedict the Abbot, to come with 
the said John, Robert, Roger and John to the king to a place he will 
make known to them, to set out with the king for the defence of the 
realm against the Scots, as a rumour has reached the king that the Scots 
propose to invade the kingdom within a short time. By K. 



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05 



1333. 



Jifembrane lid — cont. 



The like to the following : 

Simon Warde and John deRithre in the West Riding, co. York, for 500 

archers and 100 hobelers. 
Ralph de Bulmere, Nicholas de Menill and Thomas de Shefeld in 

the North Riding in the same county for 500 archers and 100 hobelers. 
William son of William and Robert Pirpount in co. Nottingham for 

500 archers and 200 hobelers. 
John de Haveryngton the elder and Edmund de Nevill in co. Lan- 

castei" for 500 archers and 200 hobelers. 
John de Twyford and Nicholas de Langeford in co. Derby for 500 

archers and 200 hobelers. 



Jan. 2G. 
York. 



March 15. 
Cowick. 



March 18. 
Poutefract. 



March 22. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 21 d. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment to Robert de Walkefare 
and Henry Walpol, knights of that shire, of 15/. 12*. for their expenses in 
attending the parliament at York on Friday before St. Nicholas last, to wit, 
for 39 days at 4s. a day each. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriffs of other counties in favour of the knights of the 
respective counties for various sums [named in (he ' Return of Members of 
Parliament^ 1878, p. 100, omitting Kent, Surrey and Henry de Westden 
of CO. Sussex, Henry de Idle of co. Warwick, and John de Kingestone, 
knight, of CO. Wilts]. 

To the bailiffs of the town of Cambridge. Writ for payment to Edmund 
de Cantebrigge and John de Lyngwode, burgesses of that town, of 6/. 4*. for 
their expenses in attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit, for 31 days at 
2*. a day each. By K. and C. 

The following citizens and burgesses have like letters for the following 
sums : 

John de Soham, burgess of Bedford, for 70*. for 35 days. 

John de Huntyngdon and John le Clere of Huntyngdon, burgesses of 

Huntyngdon, for 6/. 4*. for 31 days. 
John de Garthorp, burgess of Leycestre, for 54s. for 27 days. 
Thomas de Crauthorn and John de Breweton, citizens of Exeter, for 

11/. for 55 days. 
Henry de Helyden and .John le Palmere, burgesses of Northampton, 
» for 6/. 4s. for 31 days. 

Master Galvanus de Suthorp, citizen and goldsmith of London, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Master John de Thoresby 53/. Gs. 8</. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of Loudon. 

Memorandum, that William de Redenesse of York came into chancery 
at York and confessed himself satisfied for that sum of money which 
Ranulph de Dacre and Robert Parnyng acknowledged that they owed to 
him in chancery in the second year of the king's reign. 

John de Allespath, the king's yeoman, because of his good service, is sent 
to the abbot and convent of Chester, to have such maintenance as Roger 
du Lute, deceased, had there at the request of the late king. By K. 

John de Sinton, knight, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Melton, archbishop of York, 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



96 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

March 23. Robert But of Boston acknowledges thut he owes to John Hamond, 
Pontefract. citizen of London, 80/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

March 22. To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle'and warden of the 

Pontefract. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 

Order to permit Roger de Freigue, who is about to set out to parts 

beyond the seas, by the king's licence, to cross from that port to the said 

parts. 

March 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh de 
Pontefract. Audele to have respite until Michaelmas next for certain debts, and to 
release him from any distraint made for that cause in the mean time, as 
Hugh has besought the king to order him to be discharged of 12,000/. 
showing that in the time of the late king he had made a certain recognisance 
for 6,000/. to Hugh le Despenser the elder, and another recognisance or 
GjOOO/. to Hugh le Despenser the younger, in the late king's chancery, for 
a certain security or obligation made between tlietn, and not otherwise, 
which money is now exacted of Hugh de Audele for the king's use, by reason 
of the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser the elder and Hugh the younger, 
and the king has granted the said respite to Hugh de Audele so that he 
may be fully informed of the above matter in the mean time. By K. 

March 23. To the same. Order to cause John de Moubray to liave respite for all 

Pontefract. the debts which he owes to the king, except the arrears of any ferras, until 

Michaelmas next, unless the king orders otherwise in the mean time, and to 

cause him to be released from any distraint made for that reason, in the mean 

time. By K. 



Membrane 20d. 

March 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Thomas 
Pontefract. de Furnyvall to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for render- 
ing his account at the exchequer for John de Chyverdon, deceased, for the 
time when John was chamberlain of North Wales, according to the main- 
prise v\ hich the said Thomas formerly made thereupon, and to answer to 
the king for all the debts, pleas and otiier things touching the said Thomas, 
which respite the king had granted to Thomas because he had ordered him 
to array all his men-at-arms to be ready to come to the king with them, for 
which reason the said Thomas cannot be at the exchequer to render his 
account as aforesaid before the quinzaine of Easter next. By K, 

March 11. To the duke of Brabant. Francis Eauland lias brought the duke's letters 
Pontefract. to the king, showing how, at the request of Margaret the king's aunt and at 
that of the duke, the king had lately granted to Francis the bailiwick of 
Hastyng Rope, to hold at will, and that Francis was afterwards amoved from 
that office by the king, who intended to cause him to be provided with 
another suitable bailiwick; and the duke by his letters aforesaid had 
besought the king to appoint Francis collector of customs in the port of 
Southampton or controller there, for life, whereupon the king informed the 
duke that in the last parliament at York it was enacted that no one should 
be appointed to such an office who had not sufficient lands whereupon he 
might answer to the king if he conducted himself badly in that office, 
wherefore the king cannot accede to the duke's request, but promises to 
provide the said Frank with another office suitable to his state when oppor- 
tunity offers. \_Fcedera.'\ 

March 13. Nicholas de Metham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Cowick. Melton, archbishop of York, 100.?.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lauds and chattels in co. York. 



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1333. 

Mareli 10. 
Cowick. 



March 3. 

Pontefract. 



March 12. 

Pontefract. 



March 18. 
York. 



March 18. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
exaction made upon John de Wroxhale for 100/. to be superseded until 
Michaelmas next, so that the king may in the mean time be fully informed 
of the circumstances of the ca?e, and cause justice to be done, and to cause 
John to be released from any distraint in the mean time made upon him 
for that cause, as John has besought the king to cause him to be discharged 
of that sura r»ccording to the form of the statute, showing that at the time 
when he was detained in the prison of the late king, by reason of the 
complaint of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, he had been compelled to make 
a certain recognisance for lOOl. to Hugh le Despenser, then earl of Winches- 
ter, alter Hugh's exile, in the late king's chancery, by force and duress, 
which sum is exacted of the said John for the king's use on the pretext of the 
forfeiture of the said Hugh, against the form of a statute lately passed at 
Westminstti-, that fines and recognisances made to the said Hugh by force 
after his exile should be annulled. By C 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Although divers men of the 
households, both of the king and of the queen and of their children, are 
charged to make divers purveyances of victuals and other things for those 
households, and the king had ordered that sheriff and other sheriffs, bailiffs, 
ministers, etc. to intend and assist such takers and purveyors in making 
their purveyances, as is fully contained in the king's commissions made 
thereupon ; yet because it has been ordained by the king and council for 
the quiet and service of the people of the kingdom that commissions for 
making such purveyances must be made under a certain form set forth in 
a statute lately enacted at Westminster, and that the aforesaid commissions 
of the king made previously under the great or the privy seal are revoked, 
the king therefore orders that sheriff to cause proclamation to be made 
throughout that bailiwick, and to cause it to be firmly forbidden that 
no such taker or purveyor shall make any purveyances for the said 
households by virtue of such commissions, nor take anything from the goods 
of others for the expenses of tliose households on that account, and that 
no one shall intend such purveyors under colour of these commissions, and 
that if the sheriff shall find any of the takers or purveyors after the said 
proclamation making any purveyances by virtue of such a commission, he 
shall cause them to be taken and imprisoned without delay, to remain in the 
king's gaol until justice is done to them as thieves. By K. and C. 

The like to the sheriff of York. 

To the keepers of the port of Dover. Order to permit the prior of 
Wenlok, who is about to set out to his chapter general at La Charite, in 
parts beyond the seas, to cross from that port with his household, horses, 
equipments and reasonable expenses. 

Brother Leonard de Tibertis, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jeru- 
salem, in England, acknowledges for himself and successors that he owes to 
A.sselin Simonetti of Lucca 1,333/. 6s. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of !iis lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Mid- 
dlesex. Cancelled on payment. 

To the master and friars of the order of Preachers and to all the priors 
and friars of that order about to meet to celebrate the chapter general at 
Dijon {Divion). Request for their prayers and intercessions for the 
salvation of the king, the queen and their children, and for the maintenance 
of the kingdom in prosperity and peace, and for the preservation of that 
order in continual and perfect charity. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John de Swynnerton, called of 
Iselwell, remaining at Eccleshale, to Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 
of his right and claim in all estovers of wood, in ' housebote,' ' hay bote ' and 



96717. 



98 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



ims. 



March 20. 
Pontefract. 



March 20. 
Pontefract. 



March 24. 
Pontefract. 



March 29. 
Co wick. 



March 28. 
Poniefract. 



March 25. 
Pontefract. 



Mernbrane 20c? — cont. 

' fyrebote ' as other necessary estovers which Johu was wont to receive in the 
bishop's park of Blore and in all other woods of the bishop within his 
manor of Eccleshale. Witnesses : Sir John de Clietewynd, William 
Trussebote, knights ; John de Aston, Adam de Pessale, Richard le Barkere 
of Eccleshale. Dated at Ecclesliale, 3 March, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at York on 23 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Roger 
Mauduyt, sheriff of Northumberland, to have respite for making his proffer 
until the morrow of Michaelmas next, which respite the king has granted to 
Roger because he is intending certain arduous affairs of the king in 
that county, by the king's order, for which reason he cannot make his 
proffer at the exchequer on the present morrow of the close of Easter. 

ByK. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
all the seaports and other fit places in that bailiwick that all merchants and 
others who wish to sell corn or other victuals, shall bring them to North- 
umberland and elsewhere in the North to be expo.sed for sale if they wish, 
making known to them that full and prompt satisfaction shall be made to 
them for the price of the victuals so brought, as the king needs divers kinds 
of victuals for his approaching expedition against the Scots, ihe sheriff shall 
also proclaim that no one shall take corn or other victuals to the Scots or to 
other parts beyond under colour of such proclamation, under pain of for- 
feiture. \_Fcedera.'] By K. 

The like to the sheriffs of fifteen other counties. [/6/c?.] 

To the sheriff of Wiltshire. Although the king lately pardoned Richard, 
prior of Okeburn, the suit of his peace and whatever belongs to the king, for 
the receiving of Richard Badecok, his Serjeant, indicted for the death 
of Walter le Vynour, yet because Richard did not come into the king's 
court to answer to the king for that offence before Edward de Bohun and 
his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in that county, he was placed in 
exigent in that county to be outlawed by the king's writ of accusation at 
the king's suit, by the testimony of the said Edward ; and because Richard 
found for the king in chancery Henry de Edenestowe, Thomas de Escrik, 
Robert de Rasen and John de Herlaston to be mainpernors for him to 
answer for his appearing before the justices on the day on which the writ 
of exigent is returnable, to stand to right there and to do and receive what 
the court shall decide upon the premises, the king orders the sheriff to 
supersede the execution of the king's writ of exigent aforesaid by the said 
mainprise. 

John atte Hawe acknowledges that he owes to John de Langeford, knight, 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Berks. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to put 
Ranulph de Dacre, sheriff of Cumberland, in default for his absence on 
the morrow of Easter next to make his proffer and render his account 
before them, as he is now ii\ the king's service by his order, for which 
reason he cannot appear to make his proffer and render his account on the 
said day, and to permit the said Ranulph to have respite for the said account 
until Michaelmas next. By K. 

To the bailiffs of Portesmurh. Order to permit Peter Ynanes and John 
de Vermeon, merchants, to take a ship which they have in that port, loaded 
with 100 quarters of wheat, out of that port to Bordeaux, together with 



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1333. Membrane 20d — cont. 

the said wheat, notwithstanding any order previously directed to the said 
bailiffs not to take corn out of the kingdom, so that the said Peter and John 
shall tind them sufficient security that they ill not take the said corn else- 
wliere than to Bordeiux, as Peter and John have besought the king to 
cause this to be done. By C 



Membrane 19c?, 

March 21. To Thomas, earl of" Norfolk and marshal of England, the king's uncle. 

Pontefract. Order to be with the king at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Trinity next with 
all the horses and arms which he can bring a ith him, to set out thence with 
the king against the Scots. By K. 

[Fcedera. Rep. Dig. of a Peer, TV. i21.] 

The like to the following : 
Henry, earl of Lancaster. 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. 
John de Britannia, earl of Richmond. 
John, earl of Hei'eford and Essex. 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. 
Thomas Wake of Lidel and 38 others. 

March 29. To William de Feriby of Raveneserod. Order to cause his ship, called 
Pontefract. ' la Margarete ' of Raveneserod, which is reputed to be the best ship of that 
town, to come with all speed to the said town of Raveneserod, to set out 
with the king in his service, as the men of that town had granted to 
the king a ship of war to go in his service against the Scots, because the 
king had released them from providing the hobeler and six archers, at which 
they had been assessed by the arrayers in the East Riding, co. York. 

By K. 

April 1. To the arrayers of men in the East Riding, co. York. Order not to compel 

Knaresborough. the men of Ravenserode to find a hobeler and six archers, at present, for the 

reasons aforesaid. By K. and C. 

April 1. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 

Knaresborough. be made in all ports and other places where ships may call, that no merchant 
or other person shall take wool, hides, or wool-fells out of the staples, nor 
any merchandise whatever from which custom ought to be given to the 
king, except in places where there are collectors of such customs deputed by 
the king, upon pain of forfeiture of the said merchandise, because the king 
has learned that divers merchants and others clandestinely take out of 
the kingdom their wool, etc., from which custom is due to the king, in 
divers places where there is no staple and where no custom is collected, 
against the ordinance of the said staple. By K. and C. 



The like to the following sheriffs : 



Kent, 

Surrey and Sussex, 

Oxford and Berks, 

Midiilesex, 

London, 

Essex, 

Southampton, 

Somerset and Dorset, 

Gloucester, 

Devon, 



Cornwall, 

Hereford, 

Lincoln, 

Nottingham, 

Lancaster, 

York, 

Northumberland, 

Westmorland, 

Cumberland, 

Cambridge and Huntingdon. 



G 2 



100 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

April 4. To the mayor and bailiffs of York. Order to cause as many smiths, 

Knaresborough. carpenters, and tailors of the said city as Master John de Yakesle, the 

king's pavillioner, shall make known to him, to be elected and provided by 

John's advice, and to cause them to be assigned to John, to do divers 

and arduous affairs, as John shall order them on the king's behalf. 

By K. and C. 

April 5. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause John le Crurabwell, whom the 

Pontefract. king lately ordered to prepare himself without delay to set out with him 

against the Scots, to have a suitable ship for him and his men, to carry his 

victuals and other things to the North, for his own maintenance and that of 

those accompanying him, at his own expense. By K. 

March 28. To the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Order to send a strong waggon, well 

Cowick. bound with iron and made ready, with olher necessary things, with five 

sufficient horses, to the king at Durham, to be there on the octaves of 

Easter next, to carry to the North the tents and other things necessary 

for the king's expedition against the Scots. By K. 

The like to the following to send the following carts to the same place on 
the same day : — 

The abbot of Fountains, for one cait. 

The abbot of Gerovall, for one cart. 

The abbot of Melsa, for one cart. 

The prior of Bridelyngton, for one cart. 

The abbot of Selby, for one cart. 

The abbot of Whalleye, for one cart. 

The prior of Durham, for a waggon with ten sufficient oxen. 

To the abbot of Westminster. Order to send a cart with horses, as afore- 
said, to York, to be there on the morrow of the Ascension next for the 
king's tents, etc. By K. 

The like to the following for the following carts at the same place on the 
same day : — 

The prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, for one cart. 
The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, for one cart. 
The abbot of Abyndon, for one cart. 
The abbot of Tame, for one cart. 
The prior of Ely, for one cart. 
The abbot of Bardeneye, for one cart. 
The abbot of Crouland, for one cart. 
The abbot of Rameseye, for one cart. 
The abbot of Peterborough, for one cart. 
The prior of Spaldyng, for one cart. 
The abbot of Battle, for one cart. 
The abbot of Thorneye, for one cart. 
The abbot of Waltham, for one cart. 
The abbot of St. Edmunds, for one cart. 
The prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich, for one cart. 
The prior of Lewes, for one cart. 
The prior of St Swythun's, Winchester, for one cart. 
The abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, for one cai-t. 
The abbot of St. Albans, for one cart. 
The abbot of Evesham, for one cart. 
The prior of Worcester, for one cart. 
1,^ The abbot of Oseneye, for one cart. 

The abbot of Hyde, near Winchester, for one cart. 
The abbot of Chester, foi- one cart. 
The abbot of Shrewsbuiy, for one cart. 
The prior of Sempyngham, for one cart. 




7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



101 



1333. 

March 23. 
Poutefract. 



March 28. 
Pontefract. 



March 31. 
Knaresborough. 



Membrane 18d. 

To the sheiift' of Northumberland. Order to cause proclamation to be 
made throughout that county that all the nieu of that county who wish to 
withdraw for their safety from it with their goods, chattels and animals, on 
account of the war with the Scots, shall come to the South whenever they 
wish, by the king's forests, pastures and wastes and those of others, and may 
dwell in the said forests, etc., and pasture their animals there, without 
giving anything therefor to anyone. The king has ordered L. bishop of 
Durham and the sheriffs of York, Lancaster, Nottingham and Derby to 
cause a like proclamation to be made on the liberty of Durham and in the 
said counties, and that they will treat favourably all the men of the liberty 
and those counties, and of co. Northumberland, coming through the said 
liberty and counties with their goods, chattels and animals and permit them 
to pasture freely without taking anything from them and that they will not 
inflict any harm or impediment on them, or permit others to do so, as far 
as they are able, and if anything has been forfeited from them, to make 
amends to them without delay. By K. 

[I^oedera.2 

The like to the sheriffs of Cumberland and Westmorland. [Ibid.] 
To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
that bailiwick, that all the men of that bailiwick shall treat favourably the 
men of cos. Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland coming there 
with their goods, chattels and animals and permit them to stay in theii- forrst, 
pastures and wastes, and freely pasture their animals there, etc. as aforesaid. 

By K. 
The like to the bishop of Durham and to the sheriffs of York, Notting- 
ham and Derby. 

To Ranulph de Dacre, constable of Carlisle castle, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to cause William Douglas of Polerte and William 
Bard, who have been tuke.j in war against the king and are in the constable's 
custody, to be safely and securely guarded in irons in that prison, so that 
thev may not be delivered therefrom without the kmg's special order. 
[F^dera.] By K. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
throughout that bailiwick, that all those who have taken Scots prisoners ot 
those who lately invaded the kingdom, and who are keeping the said Scots 
in their own custody, shall so keep them safely and securely that they shall 
not escape or be delivered from that custody without the king's special 
order, making known to those who have taken the said Scots that the king 
will cause them to be satisfied for the ransom of the said prisoners. 
[Ibid.] By K. 

Richard de Loversale the elder, and Ricliard de Loversale the younger, 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Baumburgh and William de 
Brokkelesby, clerks, 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William son of Adam de Blaktoft acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
de Blaktoft, clerk, 40y. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Poncius, lord of Castellion, 
from the king, of 100 marks of those 200 marks which the king granted to 
him and ordered to be delivered to him by the treasurer by writ of liberate 
directed to the treasurer and chamberlains. Dated at York 7 April, 
7 Edward 111. 

Memorandum, that the said Poncius came into chancery at York on the 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1333. 



April 7. 
Creake. 



April 10. 
Durham. 



April 12. 
Durham. 



April 10. 
Dorbam. 



Membrane 18c? — cont. 
Richard de la Rivere of Norfolk, knight, tenant of a part of the lands 
which belonged to Edmund de Sancto Mauro, puts in his place Thomas de 
Brembre, clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 60/. made in 
chancery to Richard de Betoigne by the said Edmund. 

John de Louthre, parson of Symondbourn church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas de Baumburgh, parson of Emeldon church, o marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumber- 
land. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Cicely daughter of Walter del Castel of Osgodby, puts in her place 
Walter del Castel, her guardian, to prosecute the execution of a recognis- 
ance for 35s., made to her in chancery by Walter son of William son of 
Adam de Osgodby. 

Memorandum, that fjohu de Wodehous, clerk, came into chancery at 
York on 9 April, 7 Edward III. and confessed that he had received, in the 
name of Thomas de Bradestan, knight, from John de Monte Gomeri, 
William de Dallyng and William son of William de Redeuesse, 60/. for 
Easter term last of tliose 120/. which the said John de Monte Gomeri, 
William and WiUiam acknowledged in chancery that they owed to the said 
Thomas. 

Memorandum, that the said John de Wodehous came into chancery on 
24 October following and confessed that he had received the remaining 60/. 
from the aforesaid persons. 

To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Whereas in the late pailiament at 
Westminster it was ordained that the staple of wool, hides and wool-fells 
should be held at Norwich and other certain places in the realm, and not 
elsewhere, and that all merchants should buy such wool, etc. in the said 
staples and transport them from those staples to parts beyond, without 
hindrance, after paying the customs due to the king thereupon, and now 
the king has learned from several that these bailiffs again hinder merchants 
and others from taking their ships and boats to Norwich by the port of 
Great Yarmouth, to transport the wool, etc. bought at the said staple therein, 
and from transporting the said wool, etc. from that staple to parts beyond, 
for which reason merchants aiid others daily withdraw from the said staple 
with their merchandise to the king's prejudice and against the said ordinance ; 
the king therefore orders those bailiffs under pain of forfeiture, to desist 
from such hindering and to permit merchants and others to take their ships 
and boats by that port to the staple at Norwich, and to transport their wool, 
etc. thence, and to cause proclamation to be made in Great Yarmouth, that 
no one, under pain of forfeiture, shall presume to transport wool, etc. else- 
where in the said port than in the said staple, to be taken out of the kingdom 
or impede merchants and others from going to the said staple by that port 
with their ships and boats, or from departing thence to parts beyond and 
transporting their wool, etc., provided that the merchants have in their 
possession the warrant under the ' coket ' seal for the custom due to the 
king thereupon. By C. 

John son of Hugh de Fymmer and John son of Simon de Fymmer 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Heselarton, knight, 10/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Stanford acknowledges that he owes to John le Peyto the 
younger 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. — Master Robert de Stretford received the acknowledg- 
ment. 



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103 



1333. 

April 1. 
Co wick. 



April 1. 
CowicE. 



March 17. 
Pontefract. 



April 12. 
Durham. 



April 16. 
Durham. 



April 17. 
Durham. 



April 20. 
Durham. 



April 8. 
Durham. 



Membraise nd. 

To the sheriff of Keut. Order to cause proclumation to be made in 
market towns and other fitting places that all those who have complaints or 
actions against the duke of Brabant or any of his power on account of the 
dissensions between the people of the king and those of the said duke, to 
be at York on (he quinzaine of Michaelmas next with their letters and 
evidences to inform those deputed by the king of tlieir rights and accusa- 
tions, and to do and receive what may happen to be ordained there, the 
kins: having previously appointed the quinzaine of Easter next for this 
purpose, l)ut the said duke liad requested him to postpone that affair until 
the said quinzaine of Michaelmas, alleging that he was hindered by wars 
and other things from sending envoys on the said quinzaine of Easter. 
[Fcedera.'] By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To John, duke of Brabant. Bequest to send envoys with sufficient 
powers to the king on the said quinzaine of Michaelmas so tlat an agree- 
ment may be made between the subjects of the king and the duke upon the 
said dissensions. By K. 

[Ibid.} 

Master Peter de Gralicien, parson of Horncastre church, Lincoln diocese, 
acknowledges that he owes to John Hamond, citizen and pepperer of 
London, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. — Michael de Wath received the 
acknowledgment. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit brother Robert de Wyntryngham, prior of the friars of 
the order of St. Mary of Mount Carmel, York, who is about to set out to his 
chapter general at Nemes, with a certain companion, to cross from that 
port. 

John de Shirwode of Ripon, Richard de Tanfeld and John de Ripon 
acknowledge that they owe to William, archbishop of York, 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John Jordan came before the king on Saturday after SS. Tiburtius and 
Valerian the Martyrs last, and sought to i-eplevy to Bertram de Cai-delaco, 
prebendary of St. Andrew in the church of St. John of Beverley, liisland in 
Ticton in Holdernesse, which was taken into the king's hand on account of 
his default before the justices of the Bench against 'J'homas son of Hugh 
de Ticton. — This is signified to the justices. 

John atte Mersh puts in his place Thomas de Hampton, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 10 marks made to him in 
chancery by Hubert de Cacote. — Master Robert de Stratford received the 
attornment. 

Roger de Fymmer acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Sprottle 
lOO.s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of iiis lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Alfonso, knig of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Seville, Cordova, Murcia, 
Jaen and Algarves and lord of the county of Molina. Request to excuse 
Guitardus, sheriff of Tartoys, for not going to him, because Guitardus is 
charged with certain great affairs of the king, so that the king cannot do 



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April 20. 
Durham. 



1333. Membrane l7d — cont. 

without his presence without those affairs suffering detriment, the said king 
of Castile, etc. having written to Guitardus to come to him to proceed 
against the enemies of the faith. By K. 

[J^oedera.'j 

To Thomas de Burgh, treasurer of Ireland. Order to intend the king's 
affairs in Ireland, notwithstanding that the king lately ordered him to be at 
Westnninster on the morrow of Midsummer next to render his account to the 
king for the issues of that land for the time when he was treasm-er there, 
because it behoves him to intend those affairs in Ireland with which he is 
charged by the king, and the king has given him respite for rendering his 
account until the morrow of All Souls next, and has ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to cause him to have that respite. By K. 

April 24. Alice late the wife of Roger Hay acknowledges that she owes to John 
Newcastle-on- de Gunneby 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and 
Tyne. chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Mary de St. Pool, late the wife of Eymar de 
Valence, earl of Pembroke, executrix of his will, for herself and her co- 
executors, to the king, of all manner of action, challenge or demand which she 
has by reason of the goods and chattels of her late husband, as armour, 
wardrobe jewels, vessels of gold or silver, ornaments of his chapel, horses 
great and small, wards and marriages, corn in his granges and all other 
good and chattels — which the late king caused to be occupiedand taken into 
his hands on the death of the said Eymer, without giving restitution or 
satisfaction to the executors of the will of the said earl — in exchange for the 
grant made to her by the king by charter to purchase from her uncle, John 
de Bretaigne, earl of Richemond, the castle of Foderyngeie with the 
hamlets of Nassyngton and Yarwelle, and all the other lands which 
formerly belonged to John de Balliol and which the said John de Bretaigne 
holds for himself and the heirs of his body by the gift and grant of the 
late king, and the said Mary is to hold the said castle and lands of the 
king and of the other lords of the fee by the services due thereon, for life, 
with reversion of the said lands to the king if the said John de Bretaigne 
die without issue. — Dated at Paris, 1 January 1332[-3J. French. 



Membrane \Qd. 

April 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot 
Durham. of St. Mary's, York, to have respite for that which Master Itherius de 
Concoreto, papal nuncio in England and chief collector of the quadrennial 
tithe in the kingdom, exacts for the benefit of the pope and the king, to wit, for 
the 11/. 17*. \d. for the king's share, until a certain da} on which the abbot 
may prosecute for his discharge in this respect ; as the king lately learned 
at the prosecution of the abbot by his petition before him and his council 
showing that, among other things, the king ordered the said treasurer and 
barons that in the total sum of the taxation of the temporalities of that 
abbey, which were anciently taxed at 600/., they should subtract in the 
payment of the tenth as much as concerned the manor of Wytegift with 
the moor of Inclesmore, which are taxed among the said temporalities and 
which Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, after the said taxation, recovered 
against the abbot, as his right, in the court of Edward I. before the justices 
of the Bench, and although 11/. 17*. Id. in the payment of the said tem- 
poralities were respited for this reason, and the abbot prosecuted before the 
treasurer and barons for his discharge from his tenth for the said manor 
and moor, yet Master Itherius now exacts the whole tenth from those tern- 



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105 



1333. 



April 12. 
Durham. 



April 18. 
Durham. 



April 20. 
Durham. 



April 23. 

Ncwcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



April 25. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



April 27. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



Membrane \6d — cont. 

poralities, and intends to charge the abbot in his account at the exchequer 
with lialf the said tenth. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Moubray to have respite until 
Martinmas next for all the debts which he owes to the king and lor all the 
accounts which he is bound to render at the exchequer, to wit, on debts and 
accounts of the time of his ancestors and of his own time, unless the king 
orders otherwise, and to cause him to be released in the mean time from any 
distraint made for that reason, as the king has granted -John this respite 
because he is about to set out in the king's service and by his order, to 
Scotland. By K. 

Hugh de Garton, tenant of the lands of Master Thomas de Garton, late 
the parson of Ovre church, puts in his place John de Flete, to defend the 
the execution of a recognisance for 60 marks made by him in chancery to 
William de Ryseleye, parson of Mysne church. — Michael de Wath received 
the attornment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas, 
earl of Warwick, who is about to set out with the king to Scotland, to have 
respite iintil Michaelmas next for rendering his account for the issues of 
CO. Worcester for the time of his ancestors and for his own time, and to 
release him in the mean time from any distraint made for that reason. 

ByK. 

To the abbot of Furneux and to his bailiffs and ministers of the town of 
Furneux. Order to cause Robert de Scardeburgh, whom the king has sent 
to Ireland for the expedition of certain arduous affairs of the king there, to 
have a strong ship for that passage, for money paid by Robert in that town. 

ByK. 

Anselm de Pikeryngg acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Grymston, 
parson of Seteryngton church, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Walte)' Flemyng, parson of Appelton church in Ridale, York diocese, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ripplyngham, parson of Eston 
church, 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to William, archbishop of York, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Edward de Monte Acuto, a minor, puts in his place Richard de la Haye, 
clerk, and Thomas de Colby, his guardians, to prosecute the exectition of 
a recognisance for 3u0/. made to him in chancery by Thomas de Furnyvall. 
— Michael de Wath, clerk, received the guardians. 

Elizabeth de Monte Acuto daughter of William de Monte Acuto puts in 
her place Richard de la Haye, clerk, and Thomas de Colby, her attorneys, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40/., made to her in 
chancery by Thomas de Furnyvall. — Tiie same Michael received the 
attorneys. 

John de Shepelaye acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Kirkestall 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. — Master Robert de Stretford received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh son iind heir of John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng puts in his 
place Edmund de Bobwyth and William de Newenham to defend the 



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1333. Membrane \Qd — cont. 

execution of a recognisance for 429/., made by him in the late kinpr's 
chancery to Adam dc Salebury, deceased, and John de Oxon[ia], citizen of 
London. 

April 24. To William de ClyntoQ, conslaVjle of Dover Castle and warden of the 
Newcastle-on- Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies Ins place in the port of Dover. 
Tyne. Order to permit Nicholas Varun, prior of Hagh, monk of the abbey of Cher- 
bourg, who is going to parts beyond the seas by the order of his abbot, to 
cross from that port. 

April 28. John de Cawode the younger acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
Newcastle ou- Steller of Pagheiflet 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
Tyne- and chattels in co. York. 



April 24. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



April 25. 

Newcastle-on 

Tyne. 



April 26. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



To Alfonso, king of Castile, etc. Request, in the usual forni, to cause 
restitution to be made (o Thomas Symon, merchant and baron of the port 
of Sandwich, so that in default of justice it may not be necessary for the 
king to provide Thomas with another remedy, as at the prosecution of 
Thomas, showing the king that certain malefactors had attacked by night a 
ship of his called ' la Seinte. Jakes ' of Sandwich, at Nedlen, on the sea coast 
near the Isle of Wight, and had taken and carried away divers goods and 
chattels found in the same, to no small value, the king ordered the sheriff 
of Southampton to hold an inquisition on this matter, by which it was found 
that certain malefactors of Santander in Alfonso's power had attacked the 
ship as aforesaid, had insulted Thomas and his fellows who were then on 
it, had taken 80/. sterling in coin, 500 royal florins {Jlorenos regales) of the 
price of 80/., and cloths, wool, vessels, chests, jewels and other goods and 
chattels in the said ship to the value of 140/., and had carried them away 
together with the said ship, and that certain men in a ship from the town 
of Castr', likewise in the dominion of the said king, were accessory to the 
said trespass, and the said merchant has earnestly besought the king to 
provide a remedy. [^Fcedera.'] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause W. bishop 
of Norwich, tenant of certain lands which belonged to Nicholas de Grey, 
in CO. York, to have respite until the quinxaine of Michaelmas next for all 
the debts which Nicholas owed at his death to the late king for the time 
when he was sheriff of the said county, and for divers other causes, and to 
cause him to be released in the mean time from any distraint made for that 
reason, which debts are now exacted of the said bishop by summons of the 
exchequer. By C. 

To the same. Whereas the king lately granted to Ed[mund] de Shire- 
ford his yeoman the bailiwick of Barsettelowe, to hold for life, and after- 
wards, in recompencc for that bailiwick, which for certain reasons the king 
caused to be taken into his hands, the king granted to him the bailiwick of 
the hundred of Knyghttelowe, co. Warwick, to hold for life, paying thence 
to the king yearly by the hands of the sheriff of that county the ancient 
ferm of the said hundred according to the statute thereupon ; the king 
wishing, for certain reasons, to ascertain at how much the said sheriffs used 
to answer to his progenitors for the said hundred, before the said grant, and 
to which progenitors, and how, and how much has hitherto been deducted 
from the ferin of the said county by reason of the said grant, orders the said 
treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs of 
the said counties, and other rolls and memoranda touching the said affairs, 
and to inquire if necessary into the truth of the same, informing the king 
of what they shall find, and to permit the said Edmund to hold the baili- 
wick of the said hundred until Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the king's 
order directing them to take it into the king's hand, and the king will 
inform them in the mean time of what he shall see fit to have done. By C. 



7 EDWARD III —Part I. 



10' 



1333. 

April 28. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



May 3. 

Fenwick . 



May 2. 

Fenwick. 



Membrane \Qd — cont. 

To the f-heriff of Warwick. Order to super^edi' a former order for taking 
the said hundred into the king's hand, delivering the hundred, together 
with the issues, to the said Edmund in the mean time, to hold until 
Michaelmas next. By C. 

Giles Hakelut acknowledges that he owes to John de Evesham, clerk, 
20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Hereford. 

John de Evesham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Giles Hakelut 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Worcester. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 
de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales, to have respite until Michael- 
mas next for rendering his account at the exchequer for the issues of the 
said chamber for the present year, because he is intending the providing of 
the king's castles in North Wales with victuals, the reparation of defects in 
the said castles, and doing other things there by the king's order, wherefore 
he cannot be present to render the said account. By K. 



Membrane \bd. 

April 23. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Request to pray and offer masses for 

Newcastle-on- the king and his lieges, in their expedition against the Scots, and to exhoit 

Tyne. the clergy and people, abbots, prior.s and other men of religion of that 

diocese to pray for the success of the king's enterprise. By K. 

[^Feeder a. ~\ 

The like to the archbishop of York, and to all the other bishops in 
England and Wales. [Z6«c?.J 

Memorandum that William de Mustiers, parson of Kirtelyngton church, 
on 4 March, 7 Edward III. confessed before Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk, 
that he was satisfied for 100 marks, which Henry de Mustiers in the first 
year of the said king acknowledged in chancery that he owed to him. 

May 4. Roger de Skeryington came before the king on Wednesday after the 

Belford. Invention of the Holy Cross last, and sought to replevy to Robert Canteys, 
William le Fullere, Denys le Smyih, Alice Godsiilm, Simon Yve and John 
Yve their laud in Horndon, which was taken into tlie king's hand on account 
of their default before the justices of the Bench, against John son of 
Robert Chamberleyn. This is signified to the justices. 

The Fame Roger came before the king on the said day and sought to 
replevy to Alice Godsalm her land in Horndon, which was taken into the 
king'- hand on account of her default before the justices of the Bench, 
against John son of Robert Chamberleyn. This is signified to the justices. 

May 7. Robert son of Richard de Waltham of Melton Mowbray, acknowledges 

Belford. that he owes to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, 

York, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. Leicester. 

May 3. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Older to cause a regard to be made in 

Belford. the forest of Shirevs ode, before the coming of the justices of the Forest, so 
that the regard be made before Michaelmas next. 

[ Capiiula.] 

May 7. Thomas de Staynton and Henry de Birthwayt put in their place Thomas 

Belford. de Clif and Richard de la Haye, clerks, to defend the execution of a recog- 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



May 9. 

Belford. 



May 7. 

Belford. 



May 7. 
Belford. 



May 9. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 12. 
Belford. 



Membrane \5d — cont. 

nisauce for 200/. made by them and by Heury de Sothill, kuight, and Thomas 
de Barton in chancery to John de Malton. 

Thomas son of William Gra of Skelton, near York, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Redenesse, citizen and merchant of York, 40/, ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Mokkyngge puts in his place William de Newenham and John 
de Holebourii, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 60/. made to 
him in chancery by John Walewayn, knight. — Thomas de Evesham received 
the attornment. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgli. Order not to permit Robert Heved of that 
town lo be delivered from the prison there without the king's special order, 
as the king has learned that the said Robert has been taken and imprisoned 
by them for a certain rescue made on William ie Carter of Scardeburgh, 
sub-collector of the tenth granted to the king, in that town by the citizens, 
burgesses and men of the ancient demesne of the crown, from certain goods 
and chattels assessed upon the said Robert by the said William as a 
distraint for the tenth. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John 
de Scures, sheriff of Southampton, to have respite until the morrow of 
Michaelmas, unless the king orders otherwise in the mean time, for rendering 
his account on the quinzaine of Midsummer next, for the issues of the said 
county, as he cannot be present on the said day, because he is intending 
certain arduous affairs in the said county by the king's order. By K. 

John de la Ryvere of Turmarton acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 
of Malmesbury 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Pardeshou, the 
abbot's attorney. 

Enrolment of indenture made between brother Richard de Hedersete, monk 
of the monastery of St. Albans and proctor of the abbot and convent of St. 
Albans, specially deputed to demise or grant to ferm the church of Cunsclif, 
Durham diocese, which that abbot and convent hold for their own uses, and 
the fruits of the same belonging to the said abbot and convent, of the one 
part, and Sir Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk, of the other part, witnessing that 
Richard, by virtue of his proctorship, granted the said church at ferm to 
Thomas, to hold from Martinmas next following, for five years, for 110/. 
as follows : 60/. down, 20/. on St. Peter ad Vincula, 1334, 20/. a year later, 
and 10/. in the year following ; and Richard grants that if Thomas is 
prevented by war from taking the fruits of the said church, or if the fruits 
are wasted and destroyed by war during the said term, that Thomas shall 
have an allowance in the ferm which he pays to the abbot and convent of 
the said church for all such damage as he can prove that he has suffered ; 
and that if the said ferm has been fully paid before such damage has 
been done, then Thomas shall hold the church after the said term of five 
years, until he has leceived and levied the amount of the damage from the 
fruits of the church. Dated at York on Saturday, the feast of St. Philip 
and St. James, 1333. 

Memorandum that tlie said Rieh.'ird came into chancery at York in the 
church of St. Mary's on the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Roos of Douseby, knight, and John Coule of Harewod, ac- 
knowledge thai they owe to John de Neusom, 50 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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May 14. Giiwain de Suthorp, goldsmith and citizen of London, acknowledges that 

Tweedmouth. he owes to William, archbishop of York, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and Middlesex. 



April 22. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



May 4. 

Feu wick. 



May 6. 
Fenwick. 



May 2. 
Belford. 



May 8. 
Belford. 



May 13. 
Belford. 

May 14. 
Tweedmouth. 



May 15. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 14</. 

John le Venour, by reason of bis good s(?rvice to the king and Queen 
Phdippa, is sent to the prior and convent of Suthw^yk, to receive sucli main- 
tenance in that house as John de Shifford, deceased, had there at the request 
of the late king. By p.s. [6353.] 

John son of William fitz William acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 
of St. Mary's, York, 38 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William, prior of St. Katherine without Lincoln, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to William, archbishop of York, 300/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Walter Power, clerk and attor- 
ney of William de Feriby, one of the executors of the archbishop' s will. 

To Geoffrey Lescrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Order not to place William de Chetelton, John de Legh, 
knights, and Robert de Legh or their mainpernors in default for not appearing 
on the morrow of Ascension next to answer to the king for receiving 
James Coterel, of which they arc indicted in co. Derby, and not to molest 
them for that reason as they have found mainpernors for appearing before 
the king on the said day to answer for receiving James Coterel; because 
they are with the king in his service in the war against the Scots, wherefore 
they cannot come before the said justices on the said day according to their 
mainprise, and the said William, John and Robert have found mainpernors 
with the king, to wit, Ralph Basset of Drayton, Roger de Swynnerton 
and Nicholas de Langeford, who have undertaken to have them before the 
justices to answer to the king concerning the premises. By p.s. [6370.] 

To the sheriff of York and to the mayor and bailiffs of York city. Order 
not to take for the king's benefit the horses, waggons or carts for briuging 
stone for the building of St. Peter's, York, in York or Tadecastre or else- 
where in their bailiwicks, nor permit them to be taken by their bailiffs or 
ministers, so that further complaint may not be made to the king, as the king 
has learned from the complaint of the keeper of the fabric of St. Peter's 
that their ministers have taken such horses, etc. to the retarding of the said 
fabric. 

John de Langthorn acknowledges that he OAves to Richard de Eryum 
G0«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Thomas Hubelyn, Richard Listere, John de Coven, Richard Lovet, Hugh 
de Gunston and Henry de Shene of Bauquell, acknowledge that tli(;yowe to 
John de Tiddeswell, clerk, GOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

Robert son of Robert de Stotevill of Cotyngham acknowledges that he 
owes to Isabella, late the wife of Hugh Wak, and to John de Stotevill, 
parson of Hnwell church, 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



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1333. Membrane 14c? — cont. 

John son of Simon de Appelby in Lyndeseye acknowledges that he owes 
to Master Gilbert de Bi uera, canon of York, 123/. 1 5s. dd. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Hugh de Strelleye, John de Wyggeleye, Godfrey Foljaumbe, Robert son 
of Richard Foljaumbe, Roger de Melner, and Thomas de Nedham the elder, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Turneye 200/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Adam Kay of Presttlyne, Henry Alisaundre of Tiddeswell, William de 
Blackewell, and William de Baumford acknowledge that they owe to Godfrey 
Foljaumbe 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Derby. 

April 3. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Whereas the king took into his protection 

Knaresborough. and defence until Michaelmas next John de Grey, knight, John Mordak, 
knight, Ralph de Grey, knight, Thomas le Verdoun, William Sperner, 
Richard Jone.-, Messager de Grey and John de Solihull of Rotherfeld, 
' parker,' who are staying at present in the march of Scotland in the king's 
service, by his order, with their men, lands, rents and all their possessions, 
the king wishing them in the mean time to be quit of all pleas and suits, 
excepting the pleas ' de dote unde nichil habet,' of ' quare impedit ' and the 
assizes of novel disseisin and darrein presentment, and attaints, and except 
the suits before the justices in eyre; and now the king has learneil that the 
said John, etc. because they did not come before Thomas Bacoun and 
his fellows, justices appointed ^o hear nnd determine a certain trespass 
on William la Zouche, to answer to William la Zouche for the said trespass, 
are placed in exigent in tliat county to be outlawed, and they will be out- 
lawed on the quinzaine of Easter next unless a remedy is provided for 
tlicm ; and Henry de Percy, Edward de Boun, Henry de Lancastr[ia], 
William de Monte Acuto, Ralph de Nevyle and Robert Dufford have under- 
taken to have the said John, etc. before the justices on the day on which 
the said exigents are returnable before them, to stand to right thereon ; and 
the king, not wishing them to be so brought while they are in his service, 
orders the sheriff to supersede the said exigents, and the promulgation of 
outlawry against them for the said cause and to have the writ before the 
justices on the day on which the king's writ for the said exigents would be 
returnable. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of release by Alice daughter of Joan de Pothow, to William 
de Crathorn son of John le Tygheler of York, of her rights in all the lands 
in the towns of Estnesse in Rydale, Ormesby, and Styvelyngflet, which 
William holds by hereditary succession as heir of Nicholas son of Sir Gilbert 
de Luda of York, after the death of Alice, late the wife of the said Sir 
Gilbert, and of Marieria, late the wife of Sir Jordan Foliot, knight. 
Witnesses : Nicholas de Langetou, then mayor of York ; Henry Lorbatnr, 
William Fissh, and William de Estrington, then bailiffs of that city; 
Richard de Alverton, William de Friston, Nicholas Fouk, William de 
Redenesse, Simon Gower, John de Woume, Nicholas de Appelby, citizens 
of York ; Sir Nicholas de Menyll, Sir Walter de Boyngton, Sir Richard 
Benet, Sir Thomas de Boulton, Sir John Moryn, Sir Walter Perteheye, 
Sir Thomas Ugthred, Sir Robert de Moreby and Sir Ralph de Lascels, 
knights; Robert Gretheved, John de Semer, Thomas -Moubray, William de 
Thorneton, William Starre, William de Sproxton, William de Appelton, 
Henry de Moreby, John Russel of Naburn, Simon de Neuton, Henry son 
of Philip de Kelkfeld. Dated at York on Friday after Trinity, 1333. 

Memorandum that the said Alice came into chancery at York on Satur- 
day after Trinity and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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3^333. Membrane 14J — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Alice daughter of Joan de Pothow to William 
de Cratlioi'n sou of John de Tygheler of York, of her rights in all the rents 
issuing from certain lauds and teaemeuts in Mikelgate and in Couyugestrete, 
York, which William held by hereditary succession as heir of Sir Gilbert de 
Luda of York, kuight, after the death of Alice, late the wife of the said 
Gilbert. Witnesses : Nicholas de Langttou, then mayor of York ; Henry 
Lorbatur, William Fyssh and William de Estryngton, then bailiffs of York ; 
Richard de Alverton, William de Fryston, Nicholas Fouk, William de 
Redeuesse, Simon Gower, John de Woume, Nicholas de Appelby, Robert 
de MolsL'by, Adam Kyngesone, citizens of York. Dated at York on Friday 
after Trinity 1333. 

Memorandum that the said Alice came into chancery at York on Saturday 
after Trinity, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane IZd. 

May 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry 

Tweedmouth, de Bello Monte to have respite until Michaelmas next, unless the king 
order otherwise in the meantime, for those 1000 marks by which he made 
fine with the king for the marriage of David de Strabolgi, sou and heir of 
David de Strabolgi, earl of Athol, tenant in chief of the late king, because 
Henry is in the king's service in Scotland. By K. 

May 20. To the same. Order to permit Thomas de Brokhull, sheriff of Kent, to 

Tweedmouth. have respite until the morrow of Michaelmas next, unless the king orders 
otherwise in the meantime, for rendering his account of the issues of the 
said county, as he cannot be present for this purpose because he is intending 
divers provisions o^ victuals for Scotland for the maintenance of the king 
and his lieges there, and certain other affairs in the said county, by the 
king's order. By K. 

May 25. William de Cusancia, parson of Wakefeld church, York diocese, and 

Tweedmouth. John de Westmousler, acknowledge that they owe to William, archbishop of 
York, 100 maiks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

May 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John de 

Tweedmouth. Warenna, earl of Surrey, to have respite until the quiuzaine of Martinmas 
next, for all the debts which he owes to the king at the exchequer. 

Byp.s. [6371.] 
May 25. Thomas de Bosevyll of Derfeld acknowledges that he owes to Adam de 

Tweedmouth. Breretwisil 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

May 27. John Bertram of Kylton acknowledges that he owes to John Sturmy of 

Tweedmouth. Dromundeby 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

May 28. Thomas de Erdislay came into chancery on Friday after St. Aldelm the 

Tweedmouth. bishop last, and sought to replevy to the prior of Bretton his land in 

Mekesburgh, which was taken into the king's hand on account of the prior's 

default before tlie justices of the Bench, against Alice, late the wife of Robert 

de Reynebergh. This is signified to the justices. 

May 29. John de Cawode, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Walter 

Tweedmouth. Steller of Paghelflet 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



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Membrane 13(7 — cont. 



May 28. To the sheriffs of Loiidon. Whereas the king has learned that John de 

Tweedniouth. Yakeslee, * paveliouner,' impleadu Kichard de Huntyngdon of York, 
before the justices of the Bench, for a certain trespass committed on him 
by Richard, at London, and the said Eichard, because he did not come before 
the justices to answer John for the said trespass, is placed in exigent in the 
busting of that city to be outlawed, Richard being ignorant of the said exigent, 
and he found before the king in chancery William de Selby of York, 
Thomas Duraunt, John de Collum, William de Estryngton, Richard de 
Cessay, and William de Bukyngham, all of York, who undertook to have 
him before the said justices on the day when the king's writ of exigent is 
returnable, to answer John de Yakeslee for the said trespass ; the king 
therefore orders the sheriffs to supersede the execution of the king's said 
Mrit of exigent against Richard in the meantime, by the said mainprise. 

May 8. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Belford. supplies his places in Shirwod forest. Whereas the king lately ordered 
him to release Roger le Wyne from a distraint for ' wardeset ' on his pasture 
near a place called ' Broggreynes,' co. Derby, until Whitsuntide next [as 
at page 89 above^ and afterwards because the said Roger showed the king in 
chancery a charter of Henry III. of perambulation by certain bounds in the 
said forest, the king ap|)ointed the said person supplying the keeper's place 
and Roger de Baukwell to hold an inquisition by the men of cos. Nottingham 
and Derby, whether the said pasture is contained within the boundaries in 
the sanJ charter ; and because that inquisition cannot conveniently be taken 
before Whitsuntide next, the king orders that keeper to release Roger from 
the distraint made upon him for that cause until the quinzaine of Mid- 
summer next, notwithstanding the previous order, if the said Roger shall 
find sufficient security to answer to the king for the said ' wardeset ' if it 
ought to belong to the king. By C. 

May 30. William Barde of Butterwyk acknowledges that he owes to Margery de 

Tweedmouth. Routhe and William and John her sons 30/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

May 31. Robert de Neuton, prior of Maltou, acknowledges that he owes to William, 

Tweedmouth. archbishop of York, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

June 1. William, son of Thomas de Reved of Worston, came before the king on 

Tweedmouth. Tuesday after St. Augustine the bishop last, and sought to replevy his land 

in Worston, which was taken into the king's hand for his default before the 

justices of the Bench against John, son of John Michecok of Worston and 

Matilda, his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

May 25. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made im- 

Tweedmouth. mediately upon sight of these presents in all cities, boroughs, market towns, 
and other fitting places, that no lord shall hold his fairs beyond the proper 
time, and no merchant or other person shall sell or expose for sale his 
merchandise in those fairs, after such time, under the pains contained in the 
statutes of Northampton and Westminster, and that all those who wish to 
bring actions against merchants in this respect shall bring them before the 
king, and they shall have the fourth part of what isforfeited to the king, and 
that sheriff is to inform the king of the names of any lords, merchants or 
others who are found doing the contrary after the said proclamation ; as 
in the late parliament at Northampton it was agreed and enacted that all 
the sheriffs of the kingdom should be ordered to make such proclamation, 
under pain of taking the said fairs into the king's hand, and afterwards 
because no certain punishment was ordained against those merchants who 
should sell their goods in such fairs after the time proclaimed, it was enacted 



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Membrane XZd — cout. 



in tlie parliament held at W'estminster in tlie 5th year of the king's reign 
tluit after such time the said merchants should cause their stalls to be 
shut, and should not expose their goods for sale under pain of forfeiting 
to the king the double of what they should so sell, and that any one who 
informed against them should have the fourth part of whatever was so 
forfeited. By C. 

The like to all the sheriffs in England. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John de Warthill of Tork, to Hugh 
de Seleby of York and Isabella his wife, and to the heirs and assigns of 
Hugh of his rights in all his lands in Yolthorp near Wylton, which would 
have descended to him by hereditary right after the death of John de Warthill 
son of Reginald de Warthill, his great-grandfather, or other of his ancestors. 
Witnesses : Nicholas de Langeton, then mayor of York, William Fyssh, 
William de Estryngton, Henry le Goldbetere, bailiffs of that city, Roger 
IJasy, Richard de AUerton, Richard le Toller, William son of Nicholas de 
S(!leby, Thomas Duraunt, Nicholas de Appelby, John de Shirburn, John 
de Barneby, William de Appelby, clerk. Dated at York, 1 June 1333. 

Memoraadum, that the said John came into chancery at York on 2 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



May 18. 
Tweedniouth. 



May 12. 
Belford. 



Membrane I2d. 

May IG. To the abbot of Stretford. Request to deliver a pack-horse with a groom 

Tweedmouth. to Theobald Poleyn, Serjeant of the chancery rolls, for the carriage of the 
rolls, writs and memoranda of the chancery to York, as the king has sent 
John de Tiddeswell and the said Theobahl to take the said rolls etc. which 
are in the treasury in the Tower of London, to York, and the king wishes 
that after the said rolls have been so taken, the said groom shall bring back 
that horse to the abbot. By K. 

Thomas de Beltoft acknowledges that he owes to John Marmyon, knight, 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
de Okeoure to have respite until Michaelmas next for 100 marks which he 
owes to the exchequer, and to cause him to be released, in the meantime, 
from any distraintmade on that account, as Roger is pursued in the king's court 
for a recognisance for 100 marks, made by him in the late king's chancery 
to Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, by force and duress, to be 
annulled according to the statute thereupon, and Roger has besought the 
king to grant him a respite while the said affair is being discussed. By C. 

May 17. To Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 

Tweedmouth. suppli«^s his place in the forest of Dene. Order to cause to be replevied to 
John Inge his park called * Penyardpark,' co. Hereford, adjacent to the said 
forest, which that keeper had caused to be taken into the king's hand for 
defect of the enclosure, until the coming of the justices for pleas of the 
Forest in those parts, provided that the said park is sufficiently enclosed in 
the meantime. 

May 13. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Tivecdmouth. before the king. Whereas William Corbet, knight, was indicted for receiving 
Roger Megre, Roger de Sondon and Nicholas de Sparham, indicted for certain 
felonies, and beins: summoned before the said justices he found there sulGcient 
mainpernors who undertook to have him before those justices on an ap- 
pointed day to stand to right thereupon, and William is at present accom- 
panying the king on the expedition against Scotland and has found in the 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



May 25. 
Tweedmouth. 



1333. Membrane \1d — cont. 

king's presence Ralph de Stafford and John Trussel, who undertook to 
ha\e him to stand to right for the said receiving at the king's suit and 
that of others wishing to prosecute thereupon when the king shall have 
returned from the North ; the king therefore orders the justices not to 
molest William or the said mainpernors by reason of his absence on the 
said day. By p.s. [6373.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter 
Daulard and Peter Daulard to have respite until Michaelmas next for their 
account for the time when they were collectors of customs, which has been 
exacted of them by summons of the exchequer, and to release them from 
any distraint made for that reason ; as on 3 February in the oth year of his 
reign, the king appointed the said Walter and Peter to collect and receive 
for the king's use, during pleasure, the ancient custom on wool, hides, and 
wool-fells, and the prises and customs on goods and merchandise brought 
into or taken out of the kingdom, in the port of Sandwich and in each of the 
places on the sea coast from there to Wynchelse on the one side, and Rochester 
on the other, and to answer for the money thus received, at the exchequer ; 
and afterwards on 12 May following, the king appointed Stephen Fauconer 
and Thomas Astillion to collect the said customs and prises, and the king has 
granted the said respite to Walter and Peter, who are about to set out to 
Scotland in his service. By K. 

May 1. To the bailiffs of Portsmouth. The king has received the grave complaint 

Fen wick. of William Garderas, merchant of Sales, Gerard del Segrier, burgess of 
Rochel, and Emery Ardiloun, merchant of Sales, showing that whereas 
they lately loaded a ship at Bruage with divers wines, to be taken for sale 
to the town of Dam in Flanders, and the said ship being long agitated by 
the roughness of the sea at length entered that port and the bailiffs arrested 
the ship and took the said wines, which they have detained, whereupon the said 
merchants besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders 
the bailiffs to inform him by whom the said ship was arrested and why, at 
what time, and how, and of the number of tuns found therein, the price of 
them, to whom they belonged, and into whose hands they came, and why. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
granted to John de Bradeston the custody of the hundred of Wormelowe 
in Irchenieft'ld, during pleasure, rendering yearly to the exchequer by the 
hands of the sheriff of Hereford, for the time being, as much as others who 
have held that custody were wont to pa}', notwithstanding any statute to the 
contrary, and the king, wishing for certain reasons to ascertain what used to 
be paid to his progenitors from the said hundred, and to which progenitors, 
and how much has been deducted by reason of the said grant from the 
ferras of the said county, and the true value of the said hundred, orders 
the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs of 
that county and other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if necessary 
to hold an inquisition, informing the king upon the above matters, permitting 
the said John to have the custody of the said hundred until Michaelmas 
next, notwithstanding the king's order to take such hundreds into his 
bands and to reunite them to the counties. By p.s. 

May 15. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to supersede a previous order directing 

Tweedmouth. him to take the said hundred into the king's hands, and if he has so taken 

it, he is to deliver it again to the said John, together with the issues thereof. 

By the same writ. 

Enrolment of releasi> by Adam, son of Simon le Houghton of North- 
ampton, to Scolasticu, late the wife of Godfrey de Melsa, of all his right 
and claim in the manor of Gay ton, co. Northampton. Witnesses : Nicholas 



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1333, Membi-ane Vld — cont. 

de Langeton, then mayor of York, Richard de Altherton, Henry le Godhe- 
tere, William Fysh, William son of John Graa, Robert de Wylardeby, 
NViUiam de Barton, John Fraunceys of Lepynton, and John de Gay ton, 
clerk. Dated at York on Wednesday the feast of Whitsuutide, 7 Edward III. 
Memorandum, that the said Adam came into chancery at York on 27 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

June 3. John son of Roger de Cayton of Cotum acknowledges that he owes to 

Tweedmouih. Thomas de Cayton of Helperthorp 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 



Membrane \\d. 

June 3. To John Gabriel and Ralph de Mallyng. Order not to intermeddle 

Tweeimouth. further with the collection of the ancient and new customs on wool, hides, 
and wool-fells, and other merchandise in the city of Winchester, by reason 
of the commission previously made to them, but to permit them to be collected 
by John Devenish and Nicholas de Excestr[ia], whom the king has 
appointed collectors of the said customs during pleasure with the custody 
of the ' coket ' seal. By C. 

June 5. To L. count of Flanders. Notification that the king has received his 

Tweedmouth. letters by the bearer of these presents and has sent envoys, with all speed, 
to the said count to inform him of what the king intends to do with respect 
to the same ; with request that the count will stay all action against tlie 
king's subjects, who are accused of having harmed the duke's subjects, until 
the arrival of the said envoys, because whatever things are found to have 
been wrongfully committed by the king's subjects against the count or his 
subjects shall be corrected and amended with all speed. {^Fcedera.'] 

To the burgomasters, echevins, consuls and community of Brugges in 
Flanders. Notification that the king has sent envoys to the count of Flanders 
as aforesaid, to show to him and them the king's intention upon the premises. 
\_Ihid.'] 

The like to the following : 

The echevins, consuls and community of Gaunte in Flanders. 
The echevins, consuls and community of Ipre in Flanders. \^Ibid.'\ 

June 7. To L. count of Flanders. The king was lately informed that certain 

Tweedmouth. sailors and others of that count's dominion made a confederacy with the 
Scots, who have several times invaded the kingdom, violating the peace 
lately made between the king and Robert le Bruys, and the king requested 
the count to compel such men to withdraw from such undertakings, where- 
upon the count wrote back to the king that he had never heard that any 
oi' his subjects had made alliance with th*^ Scots against the king, but that 
he had noticed that certain malefactors of certain towns of England had 
taken several ships of the count's lordship upon the coast of Flanders, 
together with the goods found in them, and had carried them off, having 
killed both the merchants and the sailors, and because the count had never 
previously informed the king of this, and the king is very anxious that the 
peace between him and the count and their subjects shall be ob.served, he 
is really to cause these malefactors to be punished, and to cause speedy 
justice to be done for the recovery of the said goods, he therefore asks the 
count to release from arrest those merchants, whom he had caused to be 
arrested by reason of the said crimes, until the amends due for the said dimage 
and trespasses have been made, because the said merchants are innocent. 
The king also sends to the count Master John de Hildesle, canon of 
Chichester and baron of the exchequer, William de la Pole and Robert de 

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116 



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1333. 



June 7. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 9. 

Tweedmouth. 



May 23. 

Tweeduiouth. 



iTnne 5. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane lie? — cont. 

Kellesoye, citizens, plenipntenciaries to treat concerning the said matter, 
requesting the count to give credence to them. [/6?c?.] 

To the burgomasters, echevins, consuls and community of Brugges. The 
like request. \^lbid.~\ 

The like to the following : 

The echevins, consuls and community of Gaunte. 

The echevins, consuls and community of Ipre. [/i<W.] 

John, prior of Watton, acknowledges that he owes to William, archbishop 
of York, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
atal ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Torryng of Fletestrete, ' skynner,' acknowledges that he owes 
to Richard le Keu of Hemyngburgh 8 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made on 
sight hereof, in Croyland, Spaldyng and elsewhere in that county, that the 
abbot of Croyland and the prior of Spaldyng or any other person, under 
pain of forfeiture, shall make no assemblies of men-at-arms or others by 
which the king's peace may suffer or the people be terrified, nor to do any 
harm to Thomas Wake of Lydel, who is in the king's service, and if after 
such proclamation the sheriff shall find that any have done such harm, he shall 
inform the king of their names, as some while ago because divers gatherings 
of men-at-arms and otlaers took place in that county, by reason of the hostility 
and discords between the said Thomas on the one hand, and the said abbot 
and prior on the other, the king then forbade both Thomas and the abbot 
and prior, under pain of forfeiture, to make such gatherings, or to do harm 
to each other, and now the king has learned that the abbot and prior not- 
Avithstanding such prohibition, make, and continue to make, divers gatherings 
of this kind by force and do much injury to the said Thomas, who is serving 
with tlie king in Scotland by his order, in his marshes of Depyng and 
Brunne. By p.s. and C. 



Membrane \Qd. 

• Richard de la Ryvere, knight, puts in his place William Bernak and 

Hugh de Bardelby, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 

200 marks, made to him in chancery by Alice, late the wife of Roger Beler, 
William son of William la Zousche, knight, Robert de Sadyngton, and 
Robert de Whatton. 

Juno 4. John son of Hugh de Whistowe, John de Neuthorp, John de Moreby, 

Tweedmouth. ' irnemanger,' William de Denton and Thomas de Leuesham, acknowledge 

that they owe to Master Ralph de Conyngsburgh, parson of a moiety of the 

church of Derfeld, 51/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment ; acknowledged by John de Whistan, Ralph's 
attorney. 

John, prior of Kirkhara, acknowledges that he owes to William, arch- 
bishop of York, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

June 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 

Tweedmouth. granted by charter to .John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, his brother, 

amongst other manors and lands, the hundreds of Hcrtesmere and Stowe, 



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June 4. 

Tweedmouth, 



June 7. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 8. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 6. 

Tweedmouth. 



June 10. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane \0d — cont. 

CO. Suffolk, and the yearly ferm of Qiieeuhithe (Ripa Regine) in the city 
of London, for himself and the legitimate heirs of his body, to the value of 
100 marks of land yearly, and the king wishing to ascertain how much was 
answered for to his progenitors for the said hundreds by the sheriff of that 
county, and how much has been deducted from the ferm of that county by 
reason of the said grant and of the true value of the said hundreds, orders 
tlie treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs 
of that county and other rolls and memoranda touching the same, informing 
the king of the said particulars, and to permit the earl to have the custody 
of the hundreds until Michaelmas next notwithstanding the king's order 
to take such hundreds into his hand, and rejoin them to the counties, so 
that the king may be further informed thereupon in the meantime. 

To the sheriff of Suff'olk. Order to supersede a previous order directing 
him to take the said hundreds into the king's hand, and to restore them to 
the earl, together with the issues thereof, if he has already so taken them. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Hugh de la Sale of Saxton, 
who withdrew from the king's service in Scotland, without the king's 
liecnce, and whom that sheriff had caused to be arrested and safely guarded 
by virtue of an order directed to him by the king to arrest such deserters, 
to be released from prison ; if Hugh will find sufficient security that he will 
return to Scotland, to remain in the king's service there. 

John de Clotherum, Richard de Tanfeld and John de Ripotm acknow- 
ledge that they ewe to William, archbishop of York, 10 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

John de Parys acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, clerk* 
20*. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands aad chattels iu 
CO. Sussex. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas among other 
manors, hundreds and lands which the king assigned to Margaret, late the 
wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, tenant in chief, in recompence of her dower 
from tlie castle, borough and honor of Arundel and certain other lands, 
of which the said earl died seised, and which the king afterwards caused to 
be delivered to Richard son of Edmund, earl of Arundel, as they were of his 
inheritance, with the consent of parliament at Westuiinster, the king assigned 
to the said Margaret the hundred of Berdestaple, co. Essex, in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of the heir of the said earl of Kent, which 
hundred was extended at 15/. yearly, to have as her dower until the said 
heir should come of age, or until the king had caused her to be provided with 
other lands of the same value ; the king wishing to ascertain how much was 
answered for to his progenitors for the said hundred by the hands of the 
sheriff of the said county, for the time being, and how much has been deducted 
from the ferm of the said county by reason of the said grant, and what is 
the true value of the said hundred, orders the treasurer and barons to inspect 
the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs of that county, and other rolls and 
memoranda touching the same, and to inform the king of the truth, and to 
pormit Margaret to hold the said hundred until Michaelmas next, notwith- 
standing the king's late order directing them to take such hundreds into his 
hand. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede a previous order directing 
him to take the said hundred into tlie king's hand, and to restore the said 
hundred together with the issues thereof to the said Mai'garet, if he shall 
have BO taken it. 

Adam de Wavorvyll acknowledprs that he owes to Robert de Wylosthorp 
40a-. ; to be levied, in default of pnynient, of his lands and chattels in co. York, 

Cancelled on payment. 



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1333. Membrane \0d — cont. 

Juue 11. Thomas le Graunt and John tie Rysyng of Woderisyn, acknowledge that 

Tweedmouth. they owe to Theobald Poleyn 405. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lauds and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 12. Thomas de Swanlond, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Tweedmouth. William, archbishop of York, 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lauds and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Roger Haye acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Morby 
J 00/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

■ Henry de Moreby puts in his place Hugh de Bradeford to prosecute the 

execution of the preceding recognisance. 

June 12. Geoffrey son of Robert de Stutevill of Cotyngham acknowledges that 

Tweedmouth. he owes to John Jordan of Beverley, merchant, 60/. ; to be levied in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 13. John de Hasthorp, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William, arch- 

Tweedmouth. bishop of York, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York, 

June 14. Thomas Proketour of Redenesse and Walter de Trusseleye acknowledge 

Tweedmouth. that they owe to Alan de Styvelyngflet 8 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and cliattels in co. York. 

June 18. John de Wandesford and Patrick de Langedale acknowledge that they 

Tweedmouth. owe to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, o marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

June 6. To Philip, king of France. Request to deliver to Asnarot, burgess of 

Tweedmouth. Pampelyon, and to John de Gernache, letters of safe-conduct, permitting them 
to take certain horses, destriers and others, which they have provided in 
Spain for the king's use, through Philip's dominions. [Foedera.] 

June 17. William de Slengesby acknowledges that he owes to William de la Pole 

Tweedmouth. 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled 07i payment. 

To Robert de Kelleseye. Order to make ready with all haste to accompany 
Master John de Hildesleye, canon of Chichester and baron of the exchequer, 
and William de la Pole, as the king has appointed them to go to Flanders 
for the expedition of certain affairs with the count of Flanders and with the 
burgomasters, echevins, consuls and community of Brugges, Gaunt and 
Ipre. By K. and C. 

June 17. To John de Preston, mayor of London. Order to lead the said Robert 

Tweedmouth. together with the said John and William to the said parts for the said 

cause so that the affairs may not be delayed by his absence. By K. and C. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his jjlace in the port of Dover. Order 
to cause Master John de Hildesleye, canon of Chichester and baron of the 
exchequer, William de la Pole and Robert de Kelleseye, citizen of London, 
whom the king is sending to Flanders for the expedition of certain of 
his affairs there, to have a ship for their passage to the said parts in that 
port, to be paid for by their money. By K. and C. 



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110 



J333^ Membrane \0d — cont. 

Juue 16. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to go to Bedminster in person, and 

Twoedmouth. to cause proclamation to be made there and elsewhere in that bailiwick that 
no one, of whatever state or condition he may be, under pain of forfeituie 
of body and goods, shall make or cause to be made gatherings of armed men 
or others or a.ny meetings by which the king's peace may be disturbed or 
his people terrified, and to cause all those who after the said proclamation 
shall be found doing the contrary, to be taken, arrested and safely guarded 
in prison, until the king shall order otherwise, and to make known to the 
king the names of those who are so arrested; as some time since the king 
caused such proclamations to be made throughout the kingdom, and he has 
now learned that certain men in that bailiwick, after the said proclamation, 
under pretence of a dissension between Master Robert de Baldok, prebendary 
of Bedminstre in the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, and William de Hale 
and Richard de Hale made such gatherings on behalf of the said William 
and Richard, and continue to do so, to amove the said clerk from that 
prebend by armed force and to do him other damage. By C. 



June 19. 
Tweedmouth. 



June 20. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane Qd. 

Hugh de Garton, brother and heir of Master Thomas de Garton, late 
rector of Ovre church, puts in his place John de Thorp to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 60 marks, made in chancery by the said 
Thomas to William de Rysele, parson of Misne church. — Michael de Wath 
received the attornment. 

William de Excestr[ia] acknowledges that he owes to James de Popelton, 
chaplain, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Sussex. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to hira who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Older 
to permit brother Peter Burdon, monk of the abbey of Preaux {de Pratellis) 
who is going to his abbey by the order of the abbot of that place, to cross 
from that port with his horses, equipments, men and reasonable expenses. 

By K. 

John Sturmy of Drommideby acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Neusom lOOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Eston of Staunford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Kelm, clerk, 10 marks 6*. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

James de Galmethorp acknowledges that be owes to William son of 
Elizabeth de Yapom 17 marks 6*. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard son of Robert de Fetherstan acknowledges that he owes to the 
master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, 16/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

May 11. Richard de Mirymouth, clerk, has letters to the abbot and convent of 

Tweedmouth. Shrewsbury, to receive a certain yearly pension from that house, which the 

said abbot owes to one of the clerks of the king by reason of his new creation. 

By p.s, 
June 23; William Bret of Hilderskelf acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 

Tweedmouth. Kirkeham 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 



June 21. 

Tweedmouth. 



June 22. 
Tweedmouth, 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



133 3. Membrane Qd — cont. 

June 24. To the keeper of the king's stannaries, co, Devon. Order not to permit 

Twc'cdmouth. t]ie tinners {stannatores) to dig in the arable lands or woods of the men 
of that county, so that complaint may not again come before the king for 
his defect in tiiis respect whereby it would be necessary for the king to 
lay a heavier hand for this because ihe king has heard from the complaint of 
the men of that county that the said keeper and the tinners of the 
said stanueries digged in such lands and woods, neglecting the waste lands 
of which there is sufBcient for these works. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester, Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
Tweedmouth. that bailiwick that no one under pain of forfeiture shall make such gather- 
ings of malefactors or armed force or anything to disturb the king's peace 
or to terrify his people, and if any one shall do so after such proclamation 
has been made, to take them and cause them to be guarded in prison until 
the king orders otherwise, so that the king may not have cause to complain 
of his negligence or default ; as the king has learned that after he had set out 
on his journey to the march of Scotland with his array for the defence of his 
kingdom, several malefactors and disturbers of the peace made illicit gather- 
ings and meetings in divers places of that county and in fairs, markets, 
market towns, and other places armed men enter beating, wounding, muti- 
lating, and even killing, plundering the goods of some and doing other damage 
and crimes. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Salop and Stafford. 
The sheriflf of Hereford. 
The sheriff of Worcester. 

June 1 1 . To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and Sussex, lord of the lands of 

Tweedmouth. Bromfield and Yal in Wales or to his steward there. Order to cause a like 
proclamation to be made in the lauds in his lordship. By K. and C. 

{^Fcedera.^ 

The like to the following : 

Richard, earl of Arundel, lord of Clon and Oswaldestre, or his steward 

there. 
John de Cherleton, lord of Powys, or his steward there. 
William de Monte Acuto, lord of Dymbegh, or his steward there. 
John, earl of Hereford, lord of Breghennok, or his steward there. 
William de la Zouche, lord of Glaumorgan and Morgannou, or his 

steward there. 
Elizabeth de Clare, lady of Usk, or him who supplies her place there. 
Hugh de Audele, lord of Neuport, or his steward there. 
The keeper of the land of Bergeveny. 
The keeper of the land of Pembrok. 
John de Crombewell, lord of Hope, or his steward there. 
John de Moubi-ay, lord of Gower, or his steward there. \^Ibid.'\ 



To Edward de Bohun, justice of 
his place. The like order. 
[Ibid,'] 

The like to Gilbert Talbot, justice 
supplies his place. [Ibid.'] 



North Wales, or to him who supplies 

By K. and C. 



of North Wales, or to him who 



Membrane 8d. 

June 16. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas in a certain jury of 24 knights 

Tweedmouth. which Richard le Freman of Staneweye arramed before the justices against 

the abbot of Teukesbury, to convict the jurors of a certain inquisition which 



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121 



1333. 



June 17. 
Tweedmouth. 



Juue 28. 
Tweedmouth. 

June 27. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 1. 

Tweedmouth. 



June 26. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 1. 
Tweedmouth. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

was lately taken before those justices, by the king's writ, between the abbot, 
demandant, and Richard, tenant, concerning a messuage and 3 virgates of 
land in Staneweye, Avhich great jury needs examination, divers snborniiigs 
and procuration of the jurors were continually made by the abbot to defraud 
Richard of his right in this respect, and Richard is now in the king's service 
in Scotland, wherefore he cannot appear in person before those justices in 
that jury on the morrow of Midsummer next, which day the abbot has 
against him, and he fears that he may be in some danger of being 
disinherited in his absence in this matter, by such subornings and procura- 
tions ; the king therefore orders the justices to continue that plea in the 
same state in which it now is, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, if 
Richard's attorney asks for this, adjourning the parties to that day so that 
Richard may then pursue his right in person as he ought. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
by letters patent granted to Richard de Clebury for his good sei-vice to him 
the bailiwick of the hundred of Bradeford, co. Salop, for life, rendering 
thereon to the exchequer 25 marks yearly *, which grant the king afterwards 
confirmed, and now wishes to ascertain how much was answered for to his 
progenitors for the said hundred, and how much has been deducted from 
the ferm of that county by reason of the said grant, and what is the true 
value of that hundred, the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriffs of that county and other 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the same, and to inform the 
king of the truth, and to permit Richard to have the custody of the said 
hundred until Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the king's recent order for 
taking such hundreds into his hand and reuniting them to the counties, so 
that in the meantime the king may cause to be done what shall seem good to 
the council. By p.s. [0425.] 

Walter Flour acknowledges that he owes to Peter Reynaud 60/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Philip de Heghterdebury came before the king on Sunday after Mid- 
summer last, and sought to replevy the advowson of a moiety of the church 
of Eremuth, Isle of Wight, of the prior of Christ Church, T\vynham,to the 
said prior, which advowson was taken into the king's hand on account of 
the prior's default before Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed 
to hold pleas before the king. This is signified to the justices. 

Thomas de Colvill acknowledges that he owes to William de Melton, 
archbishop of York, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert son of John de Langeton puts in his place John de Langeton, the 
elder, and Henry de Ilaydok to defend the execution of a recognisance for 
300/. made by him in chancery to John de Langeton, knight, deceased. — 
Master John de Blebury received the attornment. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit the abbot of Deulacres of the Cistercian order, who is going by 
the king's licence to his chapter- general at Citeaux, to cross from that port 
with his men, horses, and the reasonable expenses of himself and household. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Peter de 
Saltmerssh, sheriff of York, to have respite until the morrow of Michaelmas 



* The writ of privy seal gives the ftoiount as 24 marks j'early. 



122 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE llOLLS. 



1333. Membrane 8d — cont. 

next, for rendering his account of the issues of the said county, and not to 
molest him in the meantime for this cause because he is intending certain 
arduous affairs of the king in that county wherefore he cannot intend to the 
rendering of his said account. By K. 



Membrane 7d. 

June 20. To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 

Tweedmouth. Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 
to permit brother Peter Burdon, monk of the abbey of Preaux (de Pratellis) 
who is going to his abbey by the command of the abbot of that place, to 
cross from that port with his horses, equipments and men, and with his 
reasonable expenses. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

June 25. Thomas de Grrenfeld of Shirbourn, acknowledges that he owes to William 

Tweedmouth. de Melton, archbishop of York, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

William Pedefer, clerk, puts in his place Thomas de Knaresburgh and 

Robert de Roderham to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 50*. 

made to him in chancery by John son of Elias de Queneby. 

Thomas de Colevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
St. Mary's, York, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Robert son of James de Bulford acknowledges that he owes to the abbot 
of Rievall 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To Henry de Grey and John Dyn, keepers of co. Essex and justices of 
oyer and terminer there. Whereas Henry de Southchirche, indicted before 
them of divers felonies committed in that county, has been placed in exigent 
in that county to be outlawed by process made before those j ustices and 
the sheriff of that county, by reason of a writ of the king which emanated 
surreptitiously from chancery, superseded the said exigents, the king there- 
fore orders those justices, if Henry was so placed in exigent to be outlawed 
before them, to cause him to be pursued and arrested wherever he may 
be found, and safely guarded in prison until he shall be delivered there- 
from, and if he is not found, to order the said sheriff to reckon the county 
courts {comitatibus) in which he was exacted to be outlawed, and these 
being allowed, to proceed, at the courts held next after the said order of the 
justices, to the exigent of Henry, if he does not appear, from court to 
court until he is outlawed. 

June 28. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Tweedmouth. supplies his place in Shirewode forest. Order that, if Roger le Wyn finds 
sufficient security to answer to the king for the money for ' wardeset,' which 
is demanded of him for his pasture Brocgarvayes, co. Derby, if it is 
found to be due, to cause him to be released from any distraint made for 
that cause until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, the king having pre- 
viously ordered that he should be so released until the Whitsuntide last, 
because an inquisition on the matter could not conveniently be taken before 
that date [a* at p. 8.9 above^ ; and afterwards the king appointed the said 
person supplying Ralph's place and Roger de Baukwell to take an inquisi- 
tion if that pasture was in the forest, and ordered the said Ralph to cause 
Roger le Wyn to be released from any distraint made for ' wardeset,' until 



June 30. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 3. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 2. 

Tweedmouth. 



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1333. 



July 8. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 30. 

Berwick-ou- 

Tweed. 



Membrane Id — cont. 

the quinzaine of Midsummer next \_as at p. 112 above'], and Roger de 
Baukwell has testified before the king in chancery that the said inquisition 
could not be taken for lack of jurors. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king lately ordered him to proclaim 
the distraint of knighthood throughout that bailiwick and to inform him of 
the names of ail those who had 40/. a year of laud or rent and are not 
knights [as at p. 93 above], and the sheriff has taken no heed to make 
this certification ; the king therefore orders him to inform him of those names 
before St. Peter ad Vineula next, and the king has amerced him in 100*. 
for his negligence and contempt, which sum the king will cause to be levied 
of his lands and chattels unless he diligently executes this order. By K. 



The like to the following sheriffs 
Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Northampton. 
Warwick and Leicester. 
Nottingham and Derby. 
Salop and Stafford. 
Hereford. 



Cumberland. 

Northumberland. 

Cornwall. 

Middlesex. 

Southampton. 



To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Murcia, Jaen, and Algarves, and lord of the county of Molina. Request 
to order Bartholomew de Berys son and heir of John de Berys, and executor 
of John's will, to have speedy payment of 800 marks sterling, and proper 
damages which he has suffered by the detention of the said sum, as the king 
would wish to be done to the subjects of the said king Alfonso in like 
case, so that it may not be necessary for the king to provide Bartholomew 
with another remedy, for lack of justice; as in the time of Edward I. there 
were disputes between the subjects of Sancho, sometime king of Castile, 
and the citizens of Bayonne, because of various depredations made by the 
subjects of the said king of Castile upon the citizens of Bayonne among 
whom the said John was plundered to tlie said value of 800 marks, and 
afterwards king Sancho sent Master John, judge of his court, and Gonsalvo 
Martini, and the mayor and community of the said city sent Arnald de 
Villariis and John Dardir to pacify the said discords, to the presence of 
Edward I. ; and the said king Edward with the consent of those proctors 
ordained that all ships and other goods whatsoever of the citizens of 
Bayonne which had been so taken, should be restored by the king of Castile, 
and afterwards, in the time of the late king and of Eerandus, then king of 
Castile and Leon, the latter king and the said citizens sent other proctors 
to the late king to treat of like discords and of the old ones, and the late 
king, with the consent of his council, ordained that the former ordinance 
should be observed and had ordered the seneschal of Gascony to cause 
the goods and merchandise of the subjects of the king of Castile found in 
the said duchy to be arrested and safely kept to the value of 800 marks 
sterling, until the said Bartholomew should be satisfied, because the said king 
Ferandus neglected to aid the said Bartholomew in the recoveiy of his 
goods, which order was not executed, whereupon the said Bartholomew 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. l^Fcedera.] 



Membrane 6d. 

July 4. To Henry de Percy, John de Eland, Peter de Middelton, William de 

Tweedmouth. Scargill, Adam de Hoperton and Thomas Deyvill, justices of oyer and ter- 
miner in the West Riding, co. York. The king has learned that whereas 
Edmund de Brereleye, Hugh his brother, and William son of Richard 



^/ 



124 



CALEiVDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane Gd—cont. 

Hebbul, indicted for the death of Edmund le Botiler and for divers other 
felonies before those justices, were placed in exigent to be outlawed because 
they did not come before the said justices to answer for the said felonies, 
and the said Edmund, Hugh and William presented themselves before the 
said justices after the fourth county court upon the said exaction to stand 
to right thereupon, and they found security for the justices for being before 
thein, prepared to stand torightinthe premises in the king's court, to approach 
which they have altogether refused, on the day which the said writ of 
exigent is returnable wherefore the exaction of the said outlawry Is hitherto 
delayed ; the king orders the said justices if this is so, to order tlie said sheriff 
to reckon the courts in which they were exacted to be outlawed, and these 
being allowed, to proceed, at the next courts after that order was made, to 
the exigent of those men from court to court, if they do not appear, until 
they are outlawed. 

July 8. To the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, York. The 

Tweedmouth. king sends to them William de Wyncester, chaplain, as lie has compassion 

on him, he being bowed down by age, and the king wishes to provide for 

William's maintenance, and requests the master and brethren to admit William 

into that hospital, and to grant him proper food and clothing for life. 

Enrolment of sale by brother Leonard de Tibertis, prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, to James !Nicholas, and Alexander de 
Bardis and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 
to Stephen Huguicionis, John Tani Baroncelli, John Jnnctini, and Henry 
Accursi and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruzzi of Florence, 
of 380 horses, 399 oxen, 572 cows, 137 calves, 1,201 pigs, 10,353 sheep, 
2,620 lambs, 40 sacks of wool, and their silver vessels of the weight of 
200 marks, in the following manors : Swynefeld, Bonyngton, Canterbury 
diocese ; Borugham, Rochester diocese ; Hampton, Herefeld, Wydemere, 
Clerkenewell, Boys, Barnet, Wyles, Reyuham, More, Ginges, Cressyng, 
Wytham and Hanyngefeld, London diocese ; Grodefeld, Winchester diocese ; 
Bothemescombe, Exeter diocese ; Helheryngton, Gildesburgh, Swineford, 
Rothele, Gaynesburgh, Wyleghton, Bruer, Brauncewell, Rouston and 
Kirkeby, Lincoln diocese; Asshele, Togrind, Wylburgham and Dokesworth, 
Ely diocese, for 2,681 marks, 2s. l\d. legal sterlings paid to the said prior 
by the eaid merchants, so that, upon payment of the said money, they will 
return the said animals, etc., to the said prior. Dated at Clerkenwell on 
3 July 1333. 

Memorandum, that the said prior on the said day at Clerkenwell acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed before William de Emeldon, clerk of the chancery, 
specially sent to Clerkenwell for this purpose. 

July 8. To Adam Engleys, bailiff of queen Philip[)a, of Burghbrigg, The king 

Tweedmouth. has learned from the complaint of James Nicholas and Bartholomew de 
Barde and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 
that the said Adam took and detains two sacks of the wool of those mer- 
chants against their will from a certain ship loaded with wool, to be taken 
to the staple at York, pretending that 2d. on each sack of such wool is due to 
him for the new custom, and though the said merchants offered [to pay] the 
said 2d. on each sack, Adam refused to receive it, alleging maliciously that 
the wool was forfeit, and because the king had previously caused proclama- 
tion to be frequently made that all merchants should come safely with their 
goods and merchandise into the realm, under the king's protection, and 
should traffic there free from murage, pontage, pannage, quayage, prises and 
exactions whatsoever, the king therefore, because the said merchants have 
found security in chancery to answer to him there for the said custom, 
orders Adam to deliver the said two sacks to the merchants without delay, 
to be taken to the said staple. 



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125 



1 OOQ 

looo. 

July 6. 

Tweedmouth. 



July 0. 
Tweedmouth. 



3Iembrane 6d — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king lately 
granted to Edward Chaundos that he should receive and have 40/. yearly for 
life from the ferni of the town of Derby, by the hands of the bailiffs there for 
the time being, and afterwards not rememl)ering that grunt, the king granted 
to Queen Isabella the yearly ferm of 4G/. lOs. from the said town with the 
yearly increment of the same and its other appurtenances in that county for 
life, and afterwards, wishing the grant made to the said Edward to remain 
in force, the king ordered the said bailiffs to intend Edward for the said 40/., 
3'early, notwithstanding the grant to the said queen ; and subsequently wish- 
ing to give the queen recompense for the said ferm, the king granted to her 
the hundreds of Northerpyngham and Sutherpyngham, co. Norfolk, of the 
value of 40/. yearly for life, and the king — wishing to ascertain what was 
answered for from the said hundreds to his progenitors, and if those hun- 
dreds were at any time annexed to the said county, and how much has been 
deducted from the ferm of the county by reason of the said grant — orders 
the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls of the accounts of the sheriff 
of that county for the time being, and other memoranda of the exchequer 
touching the same, and to inform the king of the same without delay, and 
to permit the said queen to have the custody of the said hundreds until the 
quinzaiue of Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the king's order to take 
such hundreds into his hands ; and if they have caused those hundreds to be 
so taken, to cause thorn to be restored to the queen, together with the issues, 
until the said quiuzaine, so that in the meantime the king may cjiuse to be 
done what shall seem good to the council. 

John de YerdhuU acknowledges that he owes to John de Thorp, clerk, 
IGO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northumberland. 

Enrolment of an attermination granted by John de Thorp, clerk to John 
de YerdhuU, for the above recognisance, to be paid in instalments of 10/. 



Aug. 2. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



debt 



IS 



discharged. 



Dated at York, on the date above 



yearly until the 
given. French. 

Memorandum, that the said John de Thorp and John de Yerdiiull came 
into chancery at York on the said day and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

To the bishop of Breme. The king has received a grave complaint from 
Roger de Blakeneye and Roger de Wykampton, citizens of Norwich, and 
Wilh'am do Goseford and Nicholas de Pallyng, burgesses of Great Yarmouth, 
merchants, that whereas they lately loaded a certain ship of the said William, 
called '/a Nicholas,' of Great Yarmouth, to be taken thence to Hambour 
in Almain with the following merchandise, to wit: two scarlet cloths, 
14 woollen cloths, 7 1 cloths of ' worsted ' and 8 'covcrletz ' of the price of 
57/. stcrhng, with silk cenduls, girdles and silk bags, knives, rings, silver 
spoons, armour, beds, robes, and chests, etc., of the price of 54/. sterling, 
])elongipg to the said Roger de Blakeney, and with 3 sea; let cloths, 
27 woollen cloths, 114 cloths of 'worsted' and 6 ' coverletz ' of the price 
of 169/. sterling, with girdles and silk bags, gloves, knives, etc., and arms, 
beds, robes, chests, victuals, etc., of the pri(;e of 41/. \0s., and 62 royal 
florins {Florenis realibus) of the price of 12/. 85. sterling, and 4/. sterling 
in coin, belonging to the said Roger de Wikamton, William and Nicholas ; 
and the said sliip was driven by a tempest to the said port of Breme, and 
certain of that bishop's ministers and other malefactors of that place insulted 
the master and mariners of that ship, while it was anchored in the said 
port, and wounded them severely, treated them badl}', and (!xpeiled them 
from that ship and took it by force with all its apparatus of the price of 
52/., together with all the goods aforesaid, and carried them away and 



12G 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 6d — cont. 

divided them* among themselves ; whereupon the said merchants have 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; the kinj; therefore requests that 
bishop to order restitution to be made to the said merchants or their 
attorney with all speed, and payment for the damages which they have 
suffered by the detention of their ship and goods, as the king would do 
himself in like case. 



Membrane 5d. 

July 6. Hugh de Bradeford of Osgodly acknowledges that be owes to Master 

Tweedmouth. Henry de Clif, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, bf his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment ; acknowledged by John de Sancto Paulo, one of 
the executors of Henry's will. 

July 7. Bernard son of John de Bruys of Thrapston acknowledges that he owes 

Tweedmouth. to Roger de Boys, knight, 28 marks ; to h*i levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

July 7. John de Hothom, the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Tweedmouth. William de Melton, archbishop of York, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

• Robert Talbot puts in his place William de Burgh, clerk, to prosecute the 

execution of a recognisance for 300/., made to him in chancery by Henry 

Talbot. 

July 7. Thomas Brachel of Burton acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 

Tweedmouth. Hastyngcs 7/. 11*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 

July 8. Florence de Aldham acknowledges that she owes to Theobald Poleyn of 

Tweedmouth. Lughton 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels 
in CO. Suftblk. 

John Hay of Iverthorp acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Bardelby, 
clerk, 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John Hay acknowledges that he owes to Master Philip de Nassyngton 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

June 22. Brother Leonard de Tibertis, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 

Tweedmouth. Jerusalem in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of that 
Hospital that they owe to James Nicholas, Dinus Forsetti,Alexander de Bard, 
Bartholomew de Bard, Francis Grandoni, Chonettus Huberti of Jokis, 
Taldeus son of Sir Ralph de Bard and Perottus Maty, fellows and merchants of 
the society of the Bardi of Florence, and to other fellows of the said society, 
17,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of the lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods of the order in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment ; acknowledged by Peter Byne, merchant of the 
said society. 

The said prior acknowledges for himselfand the brethren of that Hospital 
that they owe to NereusPerini, Stephen Hugucionis, John Tany Baroncelly, 
John Junctini, Henry Accur&i and Philipde Peruch [is], fellows and merchants 
of the society of Peruchi of Florence, and to their other fellows of the same 



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127 



1333. Membrane 5d — cont. 

society, 17,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of paymaat, of the lauds and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods of the order in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment ; acknowledged by John Baroncelll, merchant of 
the said society. 

July 9. Richard de Rycale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Tweedmouth. Wodehouse, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 9. Richard de Sturmy of Wyghton acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Tweedmouth. John de Burton, son of Richard de Burton, 60*. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

July 6. To R. bishop of Bath and "Wells. Order to send to York to be delivered 

Tweedmouth. to the abbot of St. Mary's there, whom the king has appointed receiver 

of such money, the 40/. which he has granted to the king in aid of the 

expenses which he incurred for the marriage of his sister Eleanor to the 

count of Guelders (Gerl). {^Foedera.^ 

The like to the following : 

The abbot of Keynesham, and 53 other abbots, for various sums. 
The prior of Lodres, and 44 other priors, for various sums. 
The proctor of the abbot of St. Nicholas of Angt^rs, in England, for 40s. 
The bishop of St. Davids, for 20 marks. [Ibid.] 



July 13. 
Tweedmouth. 



July 26. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



July 23. 

Berwick on- 

Tweed. 



Membrane 4:d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Whereas the late king 
granted to his kinsman Geoffrey de CornubLia] that he should have a moiety 
of the hundred of Ovres, co. Salop, at fee fei'm, for ever, rendering to the 
exchequer Gs. 8d. yearly, and the king confirmed the said grant, and wishing 
to ascertain how much was answered to Ids progenitors for the said moiety 
by the hands of the sheriff of that county for the time being, and if that 
moiety was ever annexed to the; ferm of that county, and how much was 
deducted from the ferm of the said county after the said grant, and what is 
the true value of the said moiety, the king orders the treasurer and barons to 
inform him without delay of the above matters, after due enquiry made, 
and to permit Geoffrey to have the custody of the said moiety until the 
quiiizaine of Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the king's order to take 
such hundreds into his hand, restoring the said hundred to Geoffrey, if they 
have taken it, together with the issues, until the said quinzaine, so that in 
the meantime the king, being informed upon the premises, may cause to be 
done what the council shall decide. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause Richard de Grey of Codenoui-e to have 
respite until the quinzaine of Martinmas next for all the debts which are 
exacted of him by summons of the exchequer both his own and those of his 
ancestors. By p.s. [6931.] 

To the same. Robert de Sapy has besought the king to cause his hand 
to be amoved from the hundred of Pirhul, co. Stafford, as the late king 
granted him that hundred to hold for life, rendering thereon 6 marks 
6s. 8d. yearly to the exchequer, and the said hundrc d is in the king's hand 
by reason of an order directed to the treasurer and barons to take hundreds 
annexed to the ancient ferms of counties into the king's hand and to 
reunite them to the said counties, and the king wishing to ascertain how 
much was answered for from the said hundred to his progenitors by the 



128 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 4g? — cont. 

hands of the sheriff of that county for the time beiiJg, and how much has 
been deducted from the ferm of that county by reason of that grant, orders 
the treasurer and barons to inform him of the above after due enquiry 
made, and to permit Robert to have thej bailiwick of that hundred until 
Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the aforesaid order, so that in the mean- 
time the king, being informed upon the premises, may cause to be done 
what the council shall decide. By C. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to supersede a previous order directing 

Berwick on- him to take the said hundred into the king's hand, and if he has so taken it, 

Tweed. to deliver it to Robert, together with the issues, to be held until the said 

feast. By C. 

July 22. To the archbishop of Canterbury. Request to offer up thanks and to 

Berwick-on- cause the same to be done by his subordinates for the king's victory on 
Tweed. Monday before St. Margaret last, to wit, the 19 July, when he captured 
Berwick from the Scots. [Fcec^era.] 

The like to each of the bishops of England and Wales, and to the 
following ; 

Tlie archbishop of Bordeaux. 

The bishop of Dax (Aquen'). 

The bishop of Agen. 

The bishop of Bayonne. 

The bishop of Bazas {Basaten). 

The bishop of Aire (Adduren). [76jc?.] 

Aug. 3. Eustace de Folvill acknowledges that he owes to John de Wcdhous 

Newcastle-on- 51. 5s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Tyne. CO. Rutland. 

July 28. John Tuyng, by reason of his long service rendered to the king and his 

Berwick-oD- father, is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Osiths, to receive such main- 
Tweed, tenance in that house as Peter le Brakener, deceased, had there for life at 
the request of Edward I. By p.s. [707'j.] 

July 15. Robert de Clif, parson of Wigetoft church. Master Simon de Sranes, 

Tweedmouth. Walter de Whiteby, chaplain, Thomas de Redcnesse of York and Walter 

de Clif acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Keteryngham and John 

de Turneye 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 16. Hugh le Tyghler of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Tweedmouth. Pynchebek 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Aug. 8. Richard de Haveryng, canon of St. Peter's, York, acknowledges that he 

Knare.sborough. owes to Stephen de Keverthorp 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Keverthorp 
and Thomas de Ripplyngham, chaplain, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Aug. 9. Rhys (Resus) ap Griffith, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Knaresborough. Wodehous, clerk, 3/. I6s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in South Wales. 

Aug. 4. William de Lughteburgh, who long served both the king and his father, 

Nc\vcastle-on- and for whose maintenance no provision has yet been made, is sent to the 

Tyne. abbot and convent of Battle, to receive such maintenance from that house, 

for life, as Nicholas de Cokefeld, deceased, had there at the request of the 

late king. By K. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



119 



1333. 

Auo^. 13. 
Knaresborough. 



Membrane 4c? — cont. 



Aug. 11. 
Knaresborough. 



Aug. 4. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



John Moryn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Stowe, 
clerk, 3o/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter de la Litere, by reason of his good service to the king and Queen 
Philippa, is sent to the abbot and convent of Oseneye, to receive such 
maintenance as William de Brokholl, deceased, had there at the king's 
request. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Because the king has been 
victorious in the late war against the Scots he has pardoned those who were 
in his service in the said war, the suit of the king's peace which belongs to 
him, for felonies and trespasses of which they are accused, and also the out- 
lawries which have been promulgated against them on this account, as is 
fully contained in the king's letters patent thereupon ; and now the king 
has learned from the complaint of many that certain of those whom 
the king so pardoned are rendered more bold thereby to perpetrate evil 
deeds, and that they propose to band themselves together and avenge them- 
selves on the king's lieges who informed against them previously, arrested, 
or otherwise molested them ; the king therefore orders that sheriff to cause 
proclamation of the king's peace to be made when the men whom the king 
has so pardoned come to the sheriff with the king's said letters patent, until 
each of tliem shall find sufficient mainpernors to answer for them that they 
will not harm the king's lieges aforesaid who have accused them, etc., and 
that they will conduct themselves well and faithfully to the king and his 
people, and also to cause proclamation to be made that none of the said men 
so pardoned, under pain of losing the said pardon and forfeiture of life, 
members and goods, shall make illicit gatherings in fairs, markets, or other 
public or private places, and shall use no armed force or do anything to 
disturb the peace ; and to take all those who are found doing the contrary 
and keep them safely in prison, so that they may not be delivered thence 
without the king's special order. By K. and C. 

( Feeder a.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. {Ibid.'] 

July 28. Ealph Bloyawe, knight, and John de Arundel, knight, acknowledge that 

Berwick-cn- they owe to Elizabeth de Burgo 3,000/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
Tweed, ment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cornwall. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 



Membrane Zd. 

Enrolment of release by Simon Ward, knight, to the king of all that 
yearly rent of 100 marks, with the arrears of the same which the late king 
granted to him until he should be provided with 100 marks in land for life. 
Dated at York on Tuesday, the feast of St. Laurence the Martyr, 
7 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said Simon came into chancery at York, in the 
chapter-house of St. Peter's, York, on 11 August, and acknowledged the 
preceding deed. 

Memorandum that on Tuesday the feast of St. Laurence, to wit, on 
10 August, 7 Edward III., John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, who 
was about to set out to his bishopric by the king's licence, at the hour of 
vespers delivered to William, archbishop of York, the great seal, in a bag 
under the bishop's seal, in the chamber of the said bishop in the abbey of 
St. Mary, York, where he lodged, in the presence of Master Robert de 



96717. 



130 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 3c? — cont. 

Ayleston, archdeacon of Berks, treasurer, Sir William de Monte Acute, 
Master Henry de Clif, Sir Robert de Tanton and Sir Richard de Alde- 
burgh ; and the said archbishop received the seal from the bishop and took 
it with him to his manor of Thorp, near York, and caused the said seal to 
be opened on the morrow in the chapter-house of the church of St. Peter, 
York, where the clerks of the chancery were sitting, and caused writs de 
cursu, charters and other letters patent to be sealed, nnd that done he took 
away the seal in the said bag, under his own seal, to his palace, where he 
was then staying. 

Aug. 12. To L. bishop of Durham. Robert de Clifford has besought the king that 

Knaresborough. whereas that bishop impleads the said Robert in his court of Sadberg, by 
his writ of right, for two parts and a third part of a third of the manor of 
Hert, except one acre in the said two parts and third part, and although 
Robert, pleading before the bishop, alleged that Edward I. had granted 
the manor of Hert, of which the said lands are part, to Robert de 
Clifford, father of the said Robert, whose heir he is, which manor belonged 
to Robert le Brus, the said king's enemy and a rebel, and had escheated to 
the said king for that reason, and he produced the charter of Edward I. in 
that court, and that he ought to answer to no one for them without the king; 
yet the bishop's justices intend to proceed in that plea without consulting 
the king, and to indict that charter ; the king therefore orders the bishop to 
continue that suit in the same state in which it now is until the next parlia- 
ment, notwithstanding any order of the king to proceed with the suit, so that 
the matter may be deliberated upon in the said parliament and justice done. 

By p.s. 

Aug. 15. To the abbot of Citeaux and to the visitors of that order. Request 

Knaresborough. to appoint the abbot of Buldewas to visit the abbey of Strata Marcelli in 
Wales, of that order, and to inform the king of what he has ordered there, 
because the said abbey, for lack of good government and the observance of 
the rules, is wasted in things and possessions, so that the dispersion of the 
monks there and its complete destruction are to be feared unless a remedy is 
quickly provided, the king having previously sent a similar request, and the 
abbot having hitherto done nothing. 



Aug. 18. 

Newark. 



William de Shupton, Richard de Dighton of Popelton, John Bret of 
Popelton, William Laundels of Apelton and Thomas de London of Popel- 
ton, acknowledge that they owe to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, 21 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Brother Stephen, prior of Grosmont in Eskedale, York diocese, acknow- 
ledges for himself and convent that they owe to Ralph de Heworth and 
John Caperoun, citizens of York, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Aug. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 

Knaresborough. foreign merchants shall come freely with their ships, goods, etc., under the 
king's protection and safe-conduct, within the kingdom, wherever they wish, 
and may traffic there, paying the proper customs, and that none of their 
goods shall i)e taken for the use of the king or others without due satisfac- 
tion being made to them. By p.s. 
[Fcedera.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs in England. By the same writ. 

llbid.-] 

Aug. 19. William de Twenge acknowledges that he owes to William, archbishop of 

Newark. York, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
'• chattels in co. York. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part I. 131 



1333. Membrane 3c? — cont. 

Aug. 20. John de Bolingbrok acknowledges that he owes to the same archbishop 

Stow Park. 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 19. To "William la Zouche of Mortimer. Whereas the king has heard that 

Stow Turk, th^ said William is making gatherings and meetings of armed men in 
Wales and the marches of the same, and in parts of the realm adjacent 
thereto, by reason of dissensions between him and Hugh Daudele, against 
the recent proclamation made by the king's order, the king orders him, under 
pain of forfeiture, to make no more gatherings, etc. against Hugh, and the 
king has also forbidden Hugh to molest William, and the king is ready to 
do speedy justice to both the said parties in their disputes. 

Aug. 22. Thomas Kary, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Navenby. Middelton to receive such maintenance in their house as Gervase Judeward, 

deceased, had there, for life, at the late king's request. By p.s. 



Membrane 2d. 

Roger son of William Basset, clerk, puts in his place John de Langeton, 
clerk, and John de Anlaghby, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 201., made to him in chancery by John de Richemound, parson of 
Westfeld church. 



July 23. Simon de Werdale, wlio has long served the king, and for whose mainten- 

IJerwick-on- ance according to the need of his estate the king has not yet made provision, is 

Tweed. ggjjj ^^ ^he abbot and convent of Thorneye to receive such maintenance from 

their house as William de Turf, deceased, had there at the late king's 

request. By p.s. [6528.] 

Aug. 5. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to permit Roger de Okoure to have respite 

Durham. until the octaves of Hilary next for Ml. 125., which are exacted of him by 
summons of the exchequer for the lands in Sneleston, which belonged to 
Adam le Forester, who abjured the kingdom, which lands the said Roger 
holds, and concerning which a plea is pending before the king, because 
Roger asserts that he ought to be discharged of the said sum. By p.s. [7138.] 

Aug. 30. Richard Tornoy of Willarby, Robert de Lichefeld of Kyngeston upon 

Walsiugham. Hull, and Robert de Coiiplond of Swanloud acknowledge that they owe to 
William de Melton, archbishop of York, 150/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert Spignel, pai-son of Elvele church, York diocese, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de Melton, archbishop of Yoik, 100/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Aug. 20. To the prior and convent of Bernewell. At the request of Queen Isabelia 

VValsingham. the king sends to them Thomas le Clerk of Derset, who has long served the 

said queen, requesting them to grant to him for life the office of door-keeper 

in the said priory, which office William de Haukeston, deceased, lield for 

life at the order of Edward I. By p.s. 

Walter son of Benedict de Cokefeld, knight, puts in his place William de 

Newenham to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, 

made to him in chancery by Isabela de la Dale. 

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1333. Membrane 2d — cont. 

Sept. 10. William de Askham and Richard de Balne, citizens of York, and "William 
Sheen. le Barbier of Ousegate, York, acknowledge that thoy owe to William, arch- 
bishop of York, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop, chief justice appointed to hold pleas before the king. 

Whereas he is shortly about to set out, by the king's order, to parts beyond 

the seas, wherefore the king wishes Richard de Wylugby and others to hold 
those pleas while the said Geoffrey is in the king's service ; the king there- 
fore orders him, the records, processes, indictments, and all other memoranda. 
{Incomplete.) 

Vacated because belota. 

— Richard de Bromyerd of London, ' mercer,' puts in his place William de 

Emeldon, clerk, (o prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 14/. 11*. lOd. 

made to him in chancery by Thomas de Fournyvall. 



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7 EDWARD III.-Pakt II. 



1333. 



Aug. 20. 
Stow Park. 



Aug. 24. 
Wisbeach. 



Aug. 3. 

Newcastle-on- 

Tyne. 



Aug. 28. 

Bury 

St. Edmund's, 



Membrane 17. 

To John de Louthre, escheatoi' in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle with two messuages, 
30 acres of land and 4*. rent in Corbrigg, which he had taken into the 
king's hand because of the idiotcy of Robert son of Hugh son of Ascelin de 
Corbrigg, restoring the issues, but to permit the near friends of Robert, 
to whom the said tenements ought not to descend or remain, to have the 
custody of them, so that they may answer for the issues thereof for the benefit 
of Kobert, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by that escheator 
that the said Robert is an idiot, of unsound mind, and unfit to govern him- 
self or his lands and goods, and that he was not an idiot from his birth but 
only for the last 16 years, and that he enjoys no lucid intervals, and that 
the said messuages, lands and rent which Hugh son of Ascelin gave to the 
said Robert his son and to William, Robert's brother, deceased, and the 
heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the said Hugh and his heirs, are 
held of Heury de Percy by the service of rendering 11«. 7d. to him 
yearly. 

To John Womnie. Order to deliver the greater piece (pecia) of the seal 
for taking reco<j;nisances of debts according to the form of the law merchant, 
in York city (which piece is in his custody by the king's grant) together 
with the rolls and other memoranda touching that office, also in his custody, 
to Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of the said city, as the aforesaid statute 
provides that the greater piece of the said seal shall remain in the custody 
of the mayor or chief keeper of the cities or towns where such recognisances 
are taken, and the other piece in the custody of a clerk, sworn for this 
purpose. By C. 

To Master Gilbert de Halghton, receiver of the king's victuals at New- 
castle-upon-Tyne. Order to deliver to the prior and convent of Brynkebourn, 
20 quarters of wheat, as they have besought the king to give them some 
assistance for their maintenance, as their granges, lauds, goods and chattels 
in CO. Nothumberlaud have been destroyed in the last invasion of the Scots, 
so that their state is much depressed, in consideration whereof the king 
has granted them 20 quarters of wheat. By K. and by pet. of C. 

To Henry de Gulden, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and 
Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with 200 acres of land in Otery 
St. Mary, restoring the issues to Geoffrey de Malherbe, as the king, wishing 
to be informed why these lands were taken into his hand, and if Geoffrey 
acquired them of the dean and (ihapter of Rouen, ordered the escheator to 
take an in(|uisition on the matter, by which it was found that the said lands 
were taken into the king's hand by reason of an inquisition of oflice taken 
by Simon de Bereford, late eschtator this side Trent, by which it was found 
that Geoffrey ought to have acquired the said land from the said dean and 
chapter without the king's licence, and that GeofFrey never acquired that 
land or any other of the said dean and chapter but that he holds it of his 
inheritance, pertaining to his manor of Vyneton Malherbe, which is held 
of William de Monte Acuto by knight's service, and that those lands are 
worth Ss. 4id. yearly. 

To William Ernoys, escheator in cor<. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor 
of Longeleye Menill, co. Derby, restoring the issues to Joan, late the wife 



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1333. Membrane 17 — cont. 

of Hugh de Menill, the elder, as it is found by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator, and by a part of a certain fine levied in the late king's court, 
that the said Hugh and Joan held the manor for their life by the gift aud 
grant of William de Honore, with remainder to Robert, son of the said Hugh, 
for life, and at his death to Hugh, brother of the said Robert, and the heirs 
of his body, and that the said manor is held by Ranulph de Ry by the 
service of the moiety of a knight's fee. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with 22s. 6c?. x'ent in 
Melton Moubray, a third part of the manor of Newehall, a third part of 
the manor of Upton, and a third part of the manor of Burton Overeye, 
restoring the issues to Joan, late the wife of Hugh de Meignill, the elder, 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Hugh 
held the said rent and third parts at his death of Joan's inheritance, and that 
the said rent is held of the king in chief by the service of the twentieth 
part of a knight's fee, and that the said third parts are held of others than 
the king. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Sheen. elected in place of John de Hothom, the elder, who is unable to discharge 
the duties of his office owing to his age aud bodily weakness. 

Sept 6. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause Alexander de RihuU, 

Westminster, burgess and merchant of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to be delivered from prison 
without delay, notwithstanding any order of the king to the contrary, as 
the king lately — being informed that divers malefactors of the kingdom took 
and imprisoned the said Alexander, who has long remained in the said town 
of Newcastle in the faith and peace of the king and his father, and has 
always conducted himself well, pretending that he was a native of Scot- 
land, as an enemy and rebel, under colour of the present war of Scotland, 
wdien he was going towards Baumburgh to ti'affic, and put him at a 
heavy ransom and detained him in prison for not having paid it — had 
appointed William de Denum, Gilbert de Boroudon, and Nicholas de 
Punchardon, to take an inquisition whether Alexander was a native of 
Scotland and if he had remained in the king's peace and for how long, and 
how he behaved himself, aud if he had ever joined the Scots, etc., by 
which inquisition it is found that William Skynner of Baumburgh the 
younger, on Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last, 
took the said Alexander as a Scot and an enemy, and that Alexander was 
born in England, to wit at Little Ryhull in Whityngeham parish in that 
county, and that he had always remained in the king's peace and behaved 
himself well, and lived at Newcastle as a merchant, and that he never 
joined the Scots, and that the said William, immediately after the capture, 
delivered him to one John de Potenhale, who held him in Newcastle until 
he was delivered to the said sheriff, whereupon Alexander has sought a 
remedy from the king. By C. 

Sept. 10. To William de Denum, Richard de Aldeburgh and Robert Parnyng, 

Sheen. justices of as.size in cos. York, Westmorland, Northumberland, Cumberland 
and Lancaster. Whereas Henry fitz Hugh, knight, lately recovered seisin 
in the king's court before those justices by the king's writ against Robert 
de Clifford and others contained in the original writ by recognition of an 
assize of novel disseisin, taken between them at York, of 3,000 acres of moor 
and pasture in Mikelton in Tesdale, as is found by the tenor of the record 
and process which the king caused to come before him in chancery, and 
now the king has learned from the plaint of the said Henry, that Robert 
now arrames before those justices au assize of novel disseisin against 
Henry aud others conlaiued in the original writ for a tenement in Burgh 
under Staynesmore, w-liich town is in co. Westmorland, placing in view the 
said tenement which Henry recovered against him in co. York, whereupon 



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1383. 



Sept. 18. 

Odiham. 



Sept. 20. 
Odibam. 



Sept. 26. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 28. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 26. 
Wmltham. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

Henry has besought the king to provide a remedy, the king therefore orders 
those justices to view the said tenor which he sends to them sub pede 
sigilli regis, and if they find that the said tenements which the said Robert 
so placed in view as in co. Westmorland, are in co. York, so that that assize 
cannot be taken by the men of Westmorland, or terminated before those 
justices on account of difficulty, then to cause that assize to be adjourned 
before the justices of the Bench on some certain day, sending there that tenor 
and other things referring to this affair, so that justice may be done in the 
premises. 

To Thomas de Haselshaghe. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
bailiwick of the maritime water of Bristol, although the king granted that 
bailiwick to him to hold dui'ing pleasure in the same way as Robert de Guienne 
held it, notwithstanding that Robert held that bailiwick by the grant of Queen 
Isabella, which grant was afterwards approved by the king's letters, unknown 
to the kiug, at the procuration of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late the king's 
enemy, because the king has granted the said town of Bristol with its liberties, 
bailiwicks and other appurtenances, to Queen Philippa, for life, and the 
said queen has granted that bailiwick to Robert to hold during her life. 

By letters of Philippa, queen of England. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Giles de Bello Campo has 
shown the king that whereas the late king ordered him, being then constable 
of Scardeburgh castle and keeper of the town there, by writ, to cause the 
houses and other buildings and walls of the said castle to be repaired 
where necessary from the issues of that bailiwick, by the view and testimony 
of Robert Waweyn, then bailiff of the said town, and although Giles in- 
curred divers costs in the said repairs by the view and testimony of Robert 
by virtue of the said order, yet because Robert died and was unable to give 
evidence of the costs and expenses so incurred, the treasurer and barons 
have hitherto delayed to cause those costs to be allowed to Giles in his 
account at the exchequer, whereupon Giles has besought the king to provide 
a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to find by 
inquisition or otherwise what expen,ses Giles incurred as aforesaid, and to 
cause due allowance to be made to him for thtm, notwithstanding the death of 
Robert, and that the said expenses are in no wise testified before the king. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght, 24 marks 6s. Sd. for the present Michaelmas from 
the issues of that bailiwick of those 49 marks which the king granted to 
her on 6 October in the first year of his reign, to be received by the hands of 
the sheriff of York for the time being, during pleasure, or until the king 
shall cause provision to be made for her of lands to the value of 49 marks 
yearly, from 16 August in the first year of the king's reign, in recompence 
for the manor of Briggcstok, co. Northampton, which Margery lately held 
at will, in aid of her maintenance, and which afterwards, on the said 
16 August, the king assigned to Queen Isabella, for life. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the sheriff of York in his account for the said payment of 
24 marks 6s. 8d. made to Margery by virtue of the preceding order. 

To the same. Whereas the king lately granted to Master Pancius de 
Controne, his leech, for his good and laudable service to the late king. Queen 
Isabella and the king, to keep himself suitably in the king's service, 100/. to 
be received yearly at the excheciuer, for life, or until the king .should cause 
him to be provid((d with 100/. yearly in land, and Pancius has besought the 
king to grant that he may receive the said 100/. yearly from the ferm of Nor- 
wich, which request the king grantcsd to him, and ordered the bailiffs of that 
city to pay to the said Pancius 50/. at Michaelmas next, and to pay the said 



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]^333_ Membrane 17 — cont. 

100/. yearly thenceforth ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to cause due allowance to be made to the baiUffs in their ferm for the sums 
which they shall be found to have paid to Pancius by virtue of the said 
order. 

Sept. 27. To William Erne} s, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Waltham. Derby and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Hugh son of Hugh de Meignill 
the elder, deceased, a carucate of land in Kyngeswode and a moiety of the 
manor of Kyngesueuton, co. Warwick, and tlie advowson of the church of 
that manor, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the said Hugh the elder held at his death the said carucate, 
moiety and advowson, for life, by a fine levied in the late king's court, 
by his licence, with remainder to Hugh his sou and the heirs of his 
body, and that the said carucate, moiety and advowson are held of the king 
in chief by the service of the fourth part of a knight's fee, and the king has 
taken the homage of Hugh son of Hugh for them, and has rendered them 
to him. By p.s. [7214]. 

Oct. 4. Henry de Wj'nkebourn, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of vert 

Waltham Holy and venison in Shirewod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of 
Cross. i\^Q Forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices for 
pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 



Oct. 5. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 6. 

Waltham. 



Membrane 16. 

To Robert Selymau, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain lands in Bratton, which he had taken into the king's hand on the death 
of William de Maundevill, restoring the issues, as the king has learned by in- 
quisition taken by the escheator that William at his death held no lands of 
the king in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said lands in his 
demesne as of fee, which, together with certain other lands in that town which 
the same Hugh {sic) and Felicia his wife held jointly at Hugh's death, are 
held of Queen Philippa as of Dyvyses castle, which the king lately granted to 
the queen for life, together with the knight's fees, by the service of rendering 
20s. yearly to the said castle, and by the ser\nce of keeping one tower in 
that castle in time of any war in England, for 40 days at William's cost, and 
that John de Maundevill, brother of William, is his next heir and of full 
age. 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent of 10 marks yearly 
in Bernewell, restoring the issues, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Alice, late the wife of John de Dagworth, held 
no lands of the king in chief in that bailiwick at her death, but that she 
held the said rent, to be received by the hands of divers tenants of co. 
Lancaster by knight's service, and that Nicholas de Dagworth her son is 
her next heir and of full age. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause a new seal to be made in the king's name for the government 
of the bishopric of Durham, now void and in the king's hand by the death 
of Louis, late bishop there. By K. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to a certain watchman jjrovided by 
him in York castle for guarding it at night 2d. a day for his wages from 
11 August last, and henceforth, and 10* yearly for his robe, as long as he 
shall be in that oflBce, from the issues of that bailiwick. 

By bill of the treasurer. 



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137 



1333. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Oct. 5. To the mayor and bailiffs of N"ewcaslle-upon-Tyne. In the plaint of Thomas 

Waltham. Hatter, burgess of Berwick-upon-Tweed, it has been shown to the king that 
although among other conditions granted to the Scots in the said town at 
the time of its surrender, it was provided that they should have all the lands, 
goods and chattels which belonged to them at the time of the surrender 
freely and quietly, and afterwards the king received Thomas into his pro- 
tection and defence, forbidding all to harm him in person or goods ; yet 
certain malefactors of Newcastle-upon-Tyne have taken by force and arms 
divers goods and chattels of the said Thomas to the value of 45/. Qs. Qd., 
lately loaded in Flanders, and coming by sea to the said town of Berwick, 
found in the custody of Adam, serjeant of Thomas, and have taken them to 
Newcastle, which goods and chattels, together with the said Adam, the 
mayor and bailiffs arrested, because they were from Scotland, and have 
hitherto delayed to deliver them to Thomas, by whom the said king has 
been besought to cause the said goods and chattelslto be restored to him and 
to cause Adam to be delivered ; the king therefore orders the mayor and 
bailiffs to cause all the goods and chattels which Thomas or his attorney 
can show to belong to him and to have been taken as aforesaid to be restored 
to him and to cause Adam to be released from prison, so that the plaint may 
not be repeated to the king for their default, whereby the king ought to lay 
a heavier hand thereon. By C. 

Oct. 5. To the justices of the Bench. Order to cause Nicholas son of John de 

Waltham. Daggeworth to have full seisin of the fourth part of the office of usher and 
crier in the said Bench, as it was lately found by inquisition taken by 
William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, 
that John de Daggeworth, deceased, held of the king in chief the serjeanty 
of the ushery of the exchequer, and that the ofBces of the criers and ushers 
in the said Bench and the office of the marshals, ushers, criers and barrerar' 
iu all the eyres of the justices in England belong to that serjeanty by homage 
and fealty, taking bd. a day from the king for the said serjeanty for every 
day when the exchequer is open, by the hands of the chamberlain there, and 
the fees due and customary belonging thereto, and that the said John 
demised a moiety of the said office of usher of the exchequer to Roger de 
Bedefeld, and another moiety to John Dynmok, for life, saving the said bd. 
daily to John de Daggeworth and his heirs, retaining for himself and his 
heirs the said offices in the eyres and a fourth part of the office of usher 
and crier in the said Bench, and that Nicholas son of John de Daggeworth 
is his next heir and of full age ; and the king has taken the homage of 
Nicholas for the said serjeanty, and has ordered the treasurer and barons of 
the exchequer to cause Nicholas to have full seisin of the said serjeanty, 
saving the right of the king and of the said Roger and John Dymmok, and 
receiving security from Nicholas for rendering his reasonable relief for the 
said serjeanty at the exchequer. 

Oct. 6. To John de Kyngeston, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to cause 

Waltham. Roger de Horsele to have 20 marks from the issues of that castle for the 
term of Michaelmas last, as the late king on 20 November, in the 12th year 
of his reign, granted to Roger, for his good service, 40 marks, to be i-eceived 
yearly from the issues of the said castle until he should be provided with 
40 marks yearly in land in England, for life. 

Oct. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Waltham. to be made to Ranulph de Dacre, constable of Carlisle castle, in his account 

for such wages for a certain watchman in that castle, as have been hitherto 

allowed to other constables there for watchmen. 

Oct. 10. To John de Neusom, keeper of the stud beyond Trent. Order to cause 

Waltham. to be taken out {extrahi) all the foals of that stud which are necessary to be 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Oct. 12. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 6. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 26. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 26. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 
taken out in the present season and to cause what is necessary for the main- 
tenance of the said foals and their keepers to be provided. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the abbot of St Mary's, York, late receiver of the money of 
the tenth and fifteenth in cos. York, Lincoln, N'ottingham, Derby, Lancaster, 
Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland, in his account at the 
exchequer, for 60/. charging Master John Pavilionar, the king's Serjeant, 
with the said sum, as the king had ordered the abbot by divers writs to 
deliver to the said John 60/. from the said money and other money in his 
custody for making divers provisions in his office therewith, which sum the 
abbot says he has paid. 

To the keeper of the bishopric of Durham, void and in the king's hand. 
Order to make summons and proclamations for an eyi'e for the said 
bishopric, to be held at Durham on Monday after St. Edmund, king and 
martyr, next, before Geoffrey le Scrop, John de Stonore, Richard de Alde- 
burgh and William de Shareshull. 

By K. and C. on the information of Ralph de Nevill, steward of the 
king's household. 

To William de Herle. Order to intend the duties of justice in eyre for 
this town, in the liberty of the bishopric of Durham, void and in the king's 
hand, together with John de Stonore, Richard de Aldeburgh and William 
de Shareshull, whom the king had appointed for this purpose, together with 
Geoffrey le Scrop, and afterwards because Geoffrey is intending on other 
affairs elsewhere by the king's order, the king has appointed the said William 
de Herle to take his place, to be at Durham on Monday after St. Edmund 
king and martyr, next. By K. and C. 

To John de Stonore. Order to intend the said duties together with the 
said William, Richard and William. 

By K. and C. on the information of Ralph de Nevill, steward of the 
king's household. 

The like to Richard de Aldeburgh * mutatis mutandis.'' 

To William de Shareshull. Order to intend the said duties together with 
the said William, John and Richard, as soon as he can attend thereto. 
By K. and C. on the information of Ralph de Nevill, steward of the 
king's household. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver by indenture the 
rolls of the last two eyres in co. Northumberland, and those of the last 
two eyres in co. Kent, now in the treasury, to be examined, without 
delay, those of Northumberland to William de Herle, whom the king has 
appointed with others to be justice in eyre in the liberty of the bishopric of 
Durham, now vacant, and those of Kent to Geoffrey le Scrop, whom the 
king has appointed justice in eyre in co. Kent. By K. and C. 

To the executors of the will of Louis, late bishop of Durham. Order to 
deliver the rolls of the last two eyres in that liberty, in the time of the 
said bishop, without delay to William de Herle, whom the king has appointed 
to be justice in eyre for that liberty, by indenture, to be inspected. 

By K. and C. 



Membrane 15. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause Hugh Camberleyu, merchant 

Waltham. of Flanders, imprisoned at Lincoln, to be delivered, together with his lands 

and chattels, without delay, according to the form of a treaty made between 

certain of the king's envoys and the envoys and proctors of the count of 



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1333. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Flanders, and the proctors and councillors of the towns of Brugges, Ypre 
and Ghent, to allay and pacify the discords between the men and merchants 
of the kingdom and those of the power of the said count, by reason of 
damages and injuries nmtually inflicted, that all arrests made in England 
and Flanders of persons upon the subjects of the king or of the count and 
their goods should be dearrested, together with their mainpernors, and that 
such arrests should cease between the said people, and that all the goods of 
the men and merchants of Flanders in England, and all the goods of the 
king's men and merchants in Flanders should be delivered immediately, 
without difficulty. 

Oct. 6. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and 

Waltham. Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with the moiety of a bovate of 
land in Glentworth, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator returned 
that he had taken the moiety into the king's hand because of a trespass 
Avhich Robert Bangy and Alice his wife did in acquiring that land of 
William Osberu, who held ic of the king in chief, to wit, by the service of 
carrying a rod before the justices in eyre at Lincoln, and by entering on 
that land without obtaining the king's licence ; but afterwards at the prose- 
cution of Robert and Alice showing that William held the said land of them 
on the day of the said acquisition by a certain service, and that they hold that 
and other lands in the lordship of Philip de Nevill by certain services, and not 
of the king, and beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved there- 
from ; the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisiton in the matter, by 
which it was found that William held the said land on the day of the said 
acquisition of Robert and Alice by the service of 2)d. yearly, and that the 
said Robert and Alice hold it of Philip de Nevill by knight's service. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a bovate of land in 
Glentworth, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator returned that he 
had taken the bovate into the king's hand because he understood that 
Stephen Bailiff had acquired it of Adam Randolf, who held it in chief of 
the king, without obtaining the king's licence thereupon, but afterwards at 
the prosecution of Stephen, showing that the said land was held of Robert 
Bangy and other lords by certain services,'and not of the king ; and beseech- 
ing the king to cause bis hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition on the matter, by which it was found that the 
said land is held of Robert and Alice his wife by the service of 4*. yearly, 
and not of the king in chief, and that Robert and Alice hold it of the heirs of 
Hugh de Nevill, by knight's service. 

To the same. A like order not to intermeddle with 3^ bovates of land of 
Hugh de Dosfeld in Glentwortlj, which the escheator had taken into the 
king's hand, as the said land is held of the said Robert and Alice his wife 
by the service of 2s. yearly, and Robert and Alice hold it of Philip de Nevill 
by knight's service. 

To the same. A like order not to intermeddle further with 1^ bovates 
of land of Heury Martyn in Glentworth, which the escheator had taken into 
the king's hand, as the said land is held of Robert by the service of \d. 
yearly, etc. as above. 

To the same. A like order not to intermeddle further with the moiety of 
of a bovate of land of William Osberne in Glentworth, which the escheator 
had taken into the king's hand, supposing it to be held of the king in chief 
by the service of carrying a staff before the justices in eyre in co. Lincoln, 
and that it had been acquired without the king's licence, as it is found by 
inquisition that the said land is held of the heirs of Hugh de Nevill by 
knight's service, and not of the king. 



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Oct. 12. 

Waltliam. 



Oct. 13. 
Waltham. 



1333. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of LiDColn. Order to pay to Ebulo Lestraunge and Alesia 

Waltham. his wife the arrears of a rent of 20/. which the king granted to them by 
charter on 16 February in the Stli year of his reign, with the assent of 
parliament then last held at Westminster, for the 3rd penny in that county, 
together with certain manors and lands which Ebulo and Alesia hold for the 
life of the said Alesia by the grant of the late king, with reversion to the 
king and his heirs, to be held by the said Ebulo and his heirs; and to pay 
that rent henceforth as long as that sheriflf holds his office. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the rolls and 
memoranda touching Scotland and divers other affairs of the king in his 
kingdom, which are in their custody at London, to be brought to York, 
without delay, at the king's expense. By K. and 0. 

To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, keeper of the wardrobe of the 
late king. Roger de Horseleye has besought the king that — whereas he 
had the custody of tbe castle of Berwick-upon-Tweed from Martinmas, in 
the 11th year of the late king's reign, until Whitsuntide next following by 
the grant of the said king, ai)d in a certain indenture made between the said 
king and Roger in the king's wardrobe upon the custody of that castle, it 
was provided that the horses of the said Roger should be appraised by the 
then chamberlain of Scotland, and that he should have compensation for his 
horses lost in the said king's service ; and Roger stayed in that castle from 
the said Whitsuntide until St. Mary Magdalene following, during which 
time it was besieged by the Scots, for its defence against those enemies, 
beyond the time set forth in that indenture, expecting succour there, and 
made divers expenses there in that time — the king will be pleased to order 
account to be made with him for compensation for his horses lost in the late 
king's service, and for his reasonable costs and expenses during that time, and 
payment to be made to him for what is found to be owing to him ; the king 
therefore orders the said bishop to view the other part of the said inden- 
ture and account with Roger for the replacing of his horses lost in the late 
king's service, and for the expenses incurred by him in that castle from the 
said Whitsuntide till St. Mary Magdalene, and to cause bills to be delivered 
to him for what the bishop shall find to be reasonably due to him by such 
an account. Qj p.s. 

Oct. 14. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to Peter Burdet the arrears of 

Waltham. 20 marks yearly from the time that sheriff was appointed, and to pay the same 
henceforth yearly so long as lie shall be shei'iff tliere, and so long as Peter 
shall have the custody of the castle and prison of Launceveton, which 
Edward I. granted to him for his long and faithful service, for life, receiving 
20 marks yearly for that custody by the hands of the sheriff' of that county 
for the time being, provided Peter should behave himself well and faithfully 
in that custody, and satisfaction has not hitherto been done to the said 
Peter for the said 20 marks yearly, as he says. 

Sept. 28. To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 

Waltham. Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the messuages, lands and 
rents of Isabella the wife of Walter Elys of Estburton in Estburton and 
Westburton, if the said Isabella is still alive, restoring the issues thereof 
to the abbot and convent of Bynedon, as the king has learned by inqui- 
sition taken by Henry le Gulden, late escheator in those counties, that 
Walter Elys, son and heir of William Elys of Estburton and the said 
Isabella by their deed lately demised and delivered to the said abbot and 
convent, for a certain corrody granted to them by the abbot and convent, 
all the said lands, etc. for the term of 20 years next following, and that 
Walter and Isabella, by another deed, afterwards gave and granted to the 
abbot and convent all the said lands, etc. aud all their lordship in the said 



7 EDWAED III. -Part II. 



141 



1333. 



Oct. 10. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 3. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 16. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 15. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 



Membrane 15 — cont, 

towns to hold for the life of Walter and Isabella, rendering to them yearly 
10 conventual loaves weekly, 14 liveries of carpenters' loaves (paw' cap- 
penter'),Q servants' loaves (^ panes famidorum), 10 gallons of conventual ale, 
3 gallons of servant's ale, a bushel of flour yearly, a bushel of salt, a 
bushel of beans, a bushel oF peas, 100 herrings in Lent, a cartload of 
straw, and one silver mark, and that the abbot and convent have no state 
in those lanls except by virtue of the said grant. By p.s. [7216.] 

William de Holford, Thomas de Redych and Robert son of Roger 
Doggesoue, imprisoned at High Peak for trespass of vert and venison in 
that forest, have letters to Walter de Waldeshef, keeper of the forest of 
Queen Philippa of High Peak, to bail them until the coming of the justices 
for pleas of the Forest in co. Derby. 

« 

To .John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Master John de Langetoft 10 marks yearly from the issues of that 
hanaper until he shall be promoted to a benefice, which sum the king 
has granted to the said John de Langetoft, whom with the consent of the 
council the king appointed to stay in chancery as one of the great clerks 
there, on account of the laudable testimony to his manners and learning, in 
subvention of his expenses until he shall be promoted to an ecclesiastical 
benefice at the presentation or collation of the chancellor for the time being, 
and belonging to him by reason of his office. By p.s. [7257.] 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause Richard de Welleby and 
Juliana his wife to have full seisin of 4 acres of land in Lamburn, and 
Thomas le Hunte to have full seisin of 3 roods of meadow there, which lands 
Robert William de Haveryng held, who was outlawed for felony, and which 
have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Robert held the said lands of Richard 
and Juliana, and the meadow of Thomas, and that the bishop of Norwich 
has had the year day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to the 
king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to view the king's writs of liberate and to cause 20/. to be paid from 
the treasury to Robert Selyman, late justice of assize in divers counties, 
or allowance to be made to him in his account for the same, if that sum is 
found to be owing to him ; as the king lately ordered them by divers writs 
of liberate to pay 20/. ro Robert for Easter and Michaelmas terms in the 
4th year of his reign of his annual fee of 20/. which the king granted to him 
in the said office, and now Robert has besought the king to cause the said 
money to be paid to him or allowance to be made to him therefor in his 
account for the issues of his escheatry in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham as he has not yet been satisfied for the 
same. 



Oct. 12. 

Waltham 

Holy Cross. 



Membrane 14. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made of 11/. 2s. of the prior of Thornholm in 20/. owed by him to 
the king, if they shall find by viewing the late king's letters patent that this 
sum is still owing to the prior, as the prior has besought the king by his 
petition before him and his council in the last parliament at York to cause 
this to be done, as he is bound to the king in 2o/., by which he made a fine 
with the king for the pardon of a certain trespass which he made in acquiring 
for himself and his house, from Roger Mortavn, certain lands in Appelby, 
Roxbyjand Risby, which are held of the king in chief, to be held away from 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 14 — cont. 

the king, and the late king was bound to the said prior and convent in 
11/. 2s. for corn and other victuals bought from them for his use for the war 
of Scothmd, in the fourth year of Jiis reign, for which the prior has not yet 
received any satisfaction. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due and 
j ust allowance to be made to "William de Bennucham for the wages which he 
has paid to the constable, door-keeper and watchman of Uudelee castle and to 
the foresters and park keepers keeping the chace of Pemsned and the parks 
of Dudelee, Segele and the old park belonging to that castle, as the late 
king, on 15 December in the 20th year of his reign, granted to William the 
custody of the said castle, which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, and which came into the said king's hand by reason of his forfei- 
ture, to hold during pleasure, so that he should answer for the issues thereof 
to the late king, and now William has informed the king that the treasurer 
and barons have hitherto delayed to make any allowance to him for such 
wages from the said 15 December until 9 April following, during which 
time the said castle was in his custody, whereupon he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy. 

Oct. 16. To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, N'ottingham, 

Waltham. Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage 
and 40 acres of land in Chisseworth, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by that escheator that Richard le Raggede 
of Chisseworth at his death held the said messuage and lands of the king in 
chief, by the service of guarding the forest of Loudentlale by his body, and 
by the service of rendering 4s. at the castle of High PeaK for rent of cows 
and l\d. at the same castle for rendering a certain palfrey yearly, and that 
Thomas, Richard's son, is his next heir and of full age, and the king has 
lately granted the castle and honour of High Peak to Queen Philippa for 
life, together with the knights' fees, advowsons, forests, chaces, etc. pertain- 
ing thereto, and he does not wish injury to be done to the queen in this 
respect. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Waltham elected in place of John de Byry, who has no lands in that county to qualify 
Holy Cross, liim, 

Oct. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the tenors 

Waltham. of certain writs directed to each of the sherilf j of England to proclaim that 
all who have 40Z. in land or rent yearly, and have held it for 3 years shall 
take the order of knighthood before Trinity last, and the returns made by 
the sheriffs thereupon, and to cause what they shall see fit to be done for 
the king's benefit, which tenors and returns the king sends to them in a roll 
under the seal of William, archbishop of York, keeper of the great seal. 

By C. 
Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise beloio. 

Oct. 2. To the same. Order to cause Thomas de Blauncfrount to be discharged and 

Waltham. acquitted of an amercement of 66s. Sd. imposed upon him in the exchequer 

because he did not appear in person before the said treasurer and barons to 

make his proffer while he was sheriff of Warwick, as the king has pardoned 

him the said amercement. By p.s. [7253.] 

Oct. 15. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him Avho sup- 

Havering-atte- plies his place in Shirewod forest. Order not to molest or disquiet the abbot 

Bower. of Wellebek, or to cause him to be molested by the ministers of that forest 

for his regard in his wood at Rumwode, as in the eyre of William de 

Vescv, Thomns de Normanvill and Richard de Creppyng, justices in eyre 

of Edward I. for pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham, in the 15th year of 



7 EDWARD III.— Pabt II. 



148 



1333. 



Oct. 14. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 15. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 



Oct. 8. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 12. 

Waltham 
Holy Cross. 

Oct. 20. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 



Oct. 12. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 20. 

Hereford. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

that king's reign, it was found by inquisition taken by the foresters, 
verderers and regarders that the said foresters, etc. never saw a regard 
cross into that wood, which the said abbot claims to have without the regard, 
and in the same eyre, on the said occasion, it was considered that the said 
wood should remain in the same state, as the treasurer and chamberlains have 
certified in chancery. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause John de Dene to have 
full seisin of a messuage and 7 acres of land in Egglesfeld, which John son 
of Thomas de Blyndbothel held, who was hanged for felony, and which 
were in the king's hand for a year and a day, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that John son of Thomas held the said 
messuage and lands of John de Dene, and that John de Louthre, escheator 
in that county, has had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer 
for them to the king. 

To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Whereas on 
3 February last, the king granted to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, the custody 
of the castle and manor of Wygemore and the manor of Clebury with the 
chace of Were, which belonged to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, 
and which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Edmund's heir, 
to hold together with the appurtenances and issues from Michaelmas in the 6th 
year of the king's reign, until the heir shall come of age, rendering to the 
king yearly at the exchequer for the said castle and manor of Wygemore, 
140/., and for the said manor of Clebury and chace 90/., the king therefore 
orders the escheator to deliver the lands at la Boure near Arleye, co. Staf- 
ford, of which Edmund died seised in his demesne as of fee, and which are 
members of the same manor of Clebury, as is found by inquisition post 
viortem of Edmund (the king having ordered the sheriff to take these lands 
into his hand because he understood that they were occupied by certain 
persons upon the king's seisin), to the said bishop or his attorney, together 
with the issues from the said 3 February, so that he may answer to the 
king as he ought for the entire ferm of the manor of Clebury. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon cardinal l^eapoleo by summons of the exchequer by 
reason of tenths and aids imposed on the clergy of the realm by the jiope for 
the king's benefit, on his prebends of Southcave in the church of St. Peter, 
York, and Kyngessutton in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, before 
20 September in the 3rd year of the king's reign, on which day the king 
pardoned all the cardinals beneficed in England the debts which they owed 
to him by reason of the said tenths and aids. \^Foedera.'\ 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 
forest of Severnak, co. Wilts, in place of Philip de Upton, deceased. 

John de Rodmerthwayt, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison 
in Shirewod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest 
this side Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the 
Forest in co. Nottingham. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to Master John de Langetoft, 
keeper of the thirty-two boys whom the king maintains at the schools of Cam- 
bridge university, the ari-ears of the wages appointed by the king for John 
and the said boys, from Michaelmas last, and to pay those wages henceforth 
from the issues of that bailiwick as long as John remains with these boys, 
until further orders. 

To John de Henore. Order to deliver the greater piece of the seal for 
recognisances of debts in Nottingham, which is in his custody, together with 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Oct. 21. 

Hereford. 



Oct. 20. 

Hereford. 



Oct. 4. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 15. 

Havering-attC' 
Bower. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

the rolls and other memoranda touching that office, also in his custody, to 
William de Amjas, mayor of that town, as the statute of merchants provides 
that the said greater piece shall remain in the custody of the mayor or chief 
keeper of the city or town where such recognisances are taken, and the 
other piece in the custody of a clerk sworn for this purpose. By C. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmoreland. Order to deliver the manor of Seteryngton, 
together with the issues thereof to Roger Bygot, brother of John Bygot, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John 
held the said manor at his death for himself and the heirs of his body with 
remainder to Roger and the heirs of his body, and that John died without 
an heir of his body, and that the said manor is held of the king in chief by 
the service of a knight's fee, and the king has taken the fealty of Roger for 
that manor and has given him respite until the next parliament for his 
homage. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Ralph de Sancto Laudo, late sheriff of Lincoln, in his account, 
for 20 marks which he paid, by the king's order, dated 28 January in the 
5th year of his reign, to Thomas de Corbrigge, to whom the king granted 
20 marks yearly for his good service, in aid of his maintenance and that of 
his wife and children, and that he might remain suitably in the king's service, 
to be received by the hands of the sheriff of that county for the time being 
or until the king has caused Thomas to be provided with 20 marks of land 
yearly. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequei*, Dublin. Order to 
deliver to John Darcy ' le neveu,' justiciaiy of Ireland, from the treasury the 
fee due for that office for a quainter of the year, as the king wishes to do him 
especial favour, and that he may provide victuals and other necessary things 
for himself, while he intends the said office. By p.s. [7274.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king sends to them 
the tenors of certain writs addressed to all the sheriffs of England contained 
on a roll under the seal of William, archbishop of York, for proclaiming 
distraint of knighthood on all who have AOl. a year in land or rent for three 
successive years before Trinity last, and the sheriff's return thereupon, 
ordering the treasurer and barons to view the said tenors and returns, punish- 
ing the sheriffs, whom they shall find to have been negligent or remiss in the 
execution of the said orders, by amercements and otherwise, and to take the 
fines of those who ought to have taken knighthood before that date and have 
not done so, both for such trespasses and for taking a knight's arms, and to 
cause diligent inquiry to be made throughout the kingdom of the names of 
those who have not been returned by the sheriffs and who have 40/. yearly 
as aforesaid and are not knights, and to take their fines likewise. 
iFcedera.'] By C. 



Bower. 



Membrane 13. 

Oct. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Margaret 
Havering-atte- late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, to be discharged and acquitted 
of the issues of the manors of Castelcoumbe, co. Wilts, and Ideshale, co. 
Salop, and of a messuage and a carucate of laud in Hurdecote, co. Wilts, 
which a:*e of the inheritance of Giles son of the said Bartholomew (as is 
found by the inquisitions j905i mortem of the said Bartholomew, taken by 
William Trussel, late escheator this side Trent) from 26 February in the 
1st year of the king's reign, provided that the said Margaret shall answer 
to the king for the issues of the said manors and lands from the time when 



7 EDWARD III— Part II. 145 



1333. Membrane 13 — cont. 

she had the custody of the same, if answer has not been made thereupon to 
the king or his father, as the hite king on 14 December in the 20th year of 
his reign granted the custody of the said manors and lands to Margaret, to 
hold at will, so that she should answer for the issues thereof to the said 
king, and afterwards on the said 26 February the king granted to H. bishop 
of Lincoln the custody of the lands which belonged to the said Bartholomew, 
tenant in chief of the late king, which lands were in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of the said Giles, to hold with the reversions which 
are held of Giles's inheritance for life if any should fall in during that 
custody, until the heir should come of age, rendering to the king yearly at 
the exchequer the extent made thereupon, as appears by inspection of tLe 
chancery rolls of the king and his father. 

To the same. Order to cause the said Margaret to be discharged and 
released from 28 January in the second year of the king's reign, of the 
extent of the putparty of Robert de Clifford, son and heir of Matilda, late 
the wife of Robert de Clifford, of the stewardship of the forest of Essex, 
then in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the said Robert, which 
purparty the king had previously granted to the said Margaret to hold until 
the heir should come of age, rendering the said extent yeary to the king at 
the exchequer ; as on 20 August in the first year of his reign, the king took 
the homage of Robert for all the lands which Matilda, his mother, held of 
the late king in chief, at her death ; and on 28 January following the king 
ordered Simon de Bereford, then escheator this side Trent, to cause Robert 
to have full peisin of all the lands of which Matilda was seised in her 
demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick, at her death. 

Oct. 22. To the same. Order to cause the exaction which they made on Margaref , 

Hereford. late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, for the issues of the manors 
of Sturt, Heightredebury and Colerne, and of a messuage and a carucate of 
land in Orcheston, and of the moiety of the manor of Knouk, co. Wilts, and 
of the manor of Hamelden, a carucate of land in Tirefeld, co. Buckingham, 
a messuage and 33 acres of land, 38 acres of meadow and 9s. 8rf. rent, in 
Westgrenewich, Rotherhide, and Camerwell, co. Kent, for which answer has 
not been made to the king or his father, to be superseded, and to cause 
Margaret to be discharged and acquitted at the exchequer, according to the 
form of the following agreement, releasing her without delay from any 
distraint made for that reason, as the late king on 14 December in the 20tli 
year of his reign, granted to Margaret the custody of the said manors and 
lands, to hold during pleasure, so that she should answer to the said king 
for the issues thereof at the exchequer ; and in the parliament at West- 
minster in the first year of the king's reijjn it was agreed ihat all those who 
were of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, for prosecuting Hugh le 
Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le Despenser, the younger, should have their 
lands again, and also ladies and widows should have their hereditary lands, 
joint acquisitions and dowers, which had been seized and taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the said quarrel, together with the issues thereof, for 
which answer had not been made to the late king, because the said quarrel 
was adjudged to be good and just, and thejudgments rendered against iho?e 
who were of that quarrel were entirely annullerl, and Margaret hwld the said 
manors and lands jointly with Bartholomew at his death, as is found by the 
inqtiisitions taken thereupon, and the said manors and lands were taken into 
the late king's hand by reason of the said quarrel, nevertheless the treasurer 
and barons intend to charge Margaret both with the issues of the saiii 
manors and lands, from the time of the said agreement, and with other 
issues of the same for which an.swer was not made to the lat« king, and to 
cause her to be distrained for that cause, as the king has learned from her 
plaint, whereupon she has besouglit the king to provide a remedy. 

96717. K 



IIG 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

Oct. 16. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 25. 
Hereford. 



Oct. 25. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 22. 
Hereford. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

John (le Gayton, parsou of Bradden church, imprisoned at Rokyngham 
for trespass of vert and venison in Whittlewod forest, has letters to Robert 
de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the coming 
of the justices for pleas of the Forest in co. Northampton. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause John de Ifeld to have full 
seisin of the manor of Gomshulve (which manor v^as in the king's hand for a 
year and a day on account of the outlawry of Roger le Sauvage) according to 
the tenor of a previous order \as in this Calendar, 6 Edward III. p. 515], 
notwithstanding a previous order to the contrary, as the king after- 
wards, learning that the said manor had been taken into his hand for 
other causes, ordered the sheriff to supersede the execution of that order 
until further instructions, but now, the said affair having been fully examined 
before the king and his council, no cause has been found why that manor 
should be retained in the king's hand. 

By C. on the information of the bishop of Winchester, the chancellor. 

To the same. Order to cause the said manor, which is in the custody of 
Thomas de Brewosa by the demise of John de Pulteneye, to whom the 
king granted the custody thereof, to hold under a certain form, to be re- 
sumed into the king's hand without delay, and to cause John de Ifeld to 
have full seisin thereof. 

By C. on the information of the bishoj) of Winchester, the chancellor. 

To John de Pulteneyue. Order not to intermeddle further with the said 
manor, according to the foi*m of a previous order, which was revoked for 
the reasons aforesaid, notwithstanding the said order. 

By C. on the information of the bishop of Winchester, the chancellor. 

To Thomas de Brewosa. Order not to intermeddle with that manor, 
which is in his custody as aforesaid according to the form of a previous order, 
which was revoked for the reasons aforesaid. 

By C. on the information of the bishop of Winchester, the chancellor. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to receive Nicholas, son of .John Tod of 
Berwick, John son of John Gros, Thomas son of John of the Boihe, and 
Robert son of Thomas de Nesbit of the same, whom the king sends to him, 
and to cause them to be kept safely and honourably (honeste) and to have 
maintenance and other necessaries from the issues of that bailiwick until the 
king orders otherwise, as after the surrender of Berwick-upon-Tweed it was 
ordained by the king and council that twelve hostages of the children of 
the principal men of that town should be delivered to the king for the 
greater security of the fidelity of the men of that town, to be kept in certain 
places in the realm, to dwell under safe custody ; and the said townsmen 
caused eight such hostages to be delivered to the king, while he was at 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, whom the king sent to certain places to be pafely 
guarded, and the same men have now sent the said Nicholas, John, Thomas, 
and Robert to York as the remaining four hostages. By C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to restore without delay to Thomas de 
Oddesthorp, clerk, of York diocese, his lands, goods and chattels, which were 
taken into the king's hand on his being indicted before Henry de Percy and 
his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. York, of the theft of certain 
goods of William de WhiteweJl, of the price of 13*. Ad., and of a heifer of 
Robert Leber, of the price of 15s., and of a horse of the said William, of 
the price of 55., as Thomas has purged his innocence before W. archbishop 
of York, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accord- 
ance with the privilege of the clergy. 



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147 



1333. 

Oct. 27. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 



Oct. 24. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 

Oct. 26. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. A like order in favour of Nicholas de 
Holm, clerk, of York diocese, indicted before Richard de Grey and his 
fellows, justices of 03'er and terminer in co. Nottingham, for the theft of two 
oxen at Hoveryngham. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry de Tatersete, deceased. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the bishopric of Durham, void and in 
the king's hand, or to him who supplies his place. Whereas in the treaty 
between certain envoys of the king and envoys and proctors of the count 
of Flanders and of the towns of Brugge?, Ypre and Ghent, it was agreed 
that all arrests made in England and Flanders should be de-arrested, and 
that such arrests should cease on either side, and that all the goods taken 
on either side should be delivered without delay ; and lately, upon the in- 
formation of the burgomaster and echevins of Brugges, the king has learned 
that the bailiffs of Hertilpole caused to be arrested without reasonable cause 
4 sacks and two pockets of wool, 15 ox-hides of James Tonverlaet, a fellow 
burgess, in the name of Laurence du Chastel, his yeoman, one sack of wool 
of John Bane, in the name of Saier de Coelkerke, his yeoman, and 21 sacks 
of wool of William del Stone and of John de Cortscoof, in the name of Peter 
le Machenare, his yeoman, on which custom had been paid, and found in a 
certain ship of Walter Doverdighe upon the sea, near Tynemuth ; and they 
took that ship with the said goods to Hertilpole, and the king several times 
ordered those bailiffs to de-arrest the said wool and hides without delay and 
deliver them to the said James, John, William and John, or their proctor 
or attorney, and if there was any reason why they should not do so, then to 
inform the king thereof without delay ; and the bailiffs wrote certain excuses 
which the king judged to be vain and insufficient, and the said wool and 
hides are still detained ; the king therefore orders that keeper to go in 
person to Hertilpol without delay and to warn and order the said bailiffs 
to cause the wool and hides so arrested to be restored to the said James, 
John, William and John immediately, in whosesoever hands they may be, if 
they are in existence, or the true price of them if they are not in existence, 
accorcUng to the force of the said concord, and to compel the bailiffs and 
others who so detain the said wool and hides or have eloigned them 
afterwards and done their will therewith, by the taking of their bodies and 
goods and in other fitting ways, to make such restitution and satisfaction to 
the said John, William and John, or their proctor or attorney, and so to 
act in the premises that the said agreement may in no wise be infringed 
for the said cause, by which the king ought to lay a heavier hand to this. 

By C. 



Oct. 3. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 21. 
Waltham. 



Membrane 12. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, who is held to ride to divers parts 
in Ireland, for repressing the Irish rebels and the preservation and mainte- 
nance of the peace there, with some armed men beyond those 20 men-at-arme 
whom he is bound to retain with him by reason of his office, his reasonable 
wages, from the treasury when he shall so ride with such men beyond the 
usual number, for the said men so riding in his company, as was agreed by 
the said justiciary and the council in those parts. By p.s. [7258.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Rypariis of Lovershale — to whom the king granted the custody of two parfvS 
of the manor of Eton, which belonged to Robert de Wolryngton, tenant in 

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1333. Membrane 12 — cont, 

chief to the late king, and which are in the kinp;'s hand by reason of the 
minority of Robert's heirts, to hokl until the said heirs shall come of age, 
rendering 70s. yearly to the exchequer — to be discharged and acquitted of 
the proportion of the said 70*. due upon the purparty of Robert Danyel and 
Elizabeth his wife, daughter and co-heir of the said Robert de Wolryngton 
from 1 December last, and upon the purparty of William de Brunneslaye 
and Eleanor his wife, daughter and co-heir of the said Rf>bert from the 
10 December following, and upon the purparty of Henry de Bolyngbrok 
and Isabella his wife, third daughter and co-heir of the said Robert from 
13 September last, provided that answer be made to the king for the pur- 
party of Alice, fourth daughter and co-heir of the said Robert, while she 
shall be under age ; as on the said 1 December the king took the fealty of 
the said Robert Danyel and Elizabeth, and on 10 December following he 
took the fealty of the said William and Eleanor, and on tlie said 1 3 Septem- 
ber he took the fealty of the said Henry and Isabella for their purparties 
of the lands which the said Robert de Wolryngton held at his death of the 
late king in chief, and ordered them to be delivered to them, retaining iu 
the king's hand the purparty of the said Alice until further orders. 

Oct. 12. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Feriby 

Waltham. 73*. 4rf. from the treasury, which sum the king owes to him for his robes, 
for the 5th and Gth year of the reign, as appears by a bill of Robert de 
Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe, and for which the said .John has not 
hitherto been satisfied, and has besought the king to cause payment to be 
made to him. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Derby. 
Order to proceed with all lawful speed in taking an assize of novel disseisin 
which Roger le Wyne arramed before them by the king's writ against 
William le Corsede of Hokenhale and others contained in the original writ 
for tenements in Penkeston and Normanton, but not to proceed to render 
judgment without consulting the king, as lately at the prosecution of the 
said Roger, showing that those justices delayed with taking that assize 
the king ordered them to proceed to take that assize and if there was any 
reason why they should not do so, to inform the king thereof, and they 
certified to the king that William and others contained in the original writ 
alleged that those tenements are placed in view in co. Nottingham and in 
Shirewod forest and the demesne soil of the king, as parcel of ihe said forest, 
and that they were foresters and servants of the said forest, and that for 
that reason no further progress had been made in that affair, whereupon 
Roger besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 

Windsor. allowance to be made to Ralph de Saiicto Laudo, sometime sheriff of Lin- 
coln, for the sums which he shall be found to have paid to Ebulo Lestraunge 
and Alesia his wife, for the arrears of a rent of 20/. yearly \as at p. 140. 
ahove\ by the king's order. 

Oct. 24. To the same. Order to cause John de Mere, to whom the late king 

Windsor. granted the custody of the lands which Cristina de Bydyk held of the late 
king iu chief, until the heir should come of age, to be discharged and re- 
leased of Ihe ferm which he was held to pay on that account, fjom 24 Feb- 
ruary in the 5tli year of the king's reign, provided that the said John shall 
answer to the king for the arrears of the same for the time when he was 
keeper as aforesaid, as on the said day the king took the homage of John 
sou and heir of the said Cristina, as he had proved his age before Robert 
Selyman, late escheator this side Trent, for all the said lands, and the king 
orden^d William Trussel, then escheator this side Trent, to cause John to 
have full seisin of the said lands. 



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1333. Membrane 12 — cont. 

Oct, 13. To the sheriff of Devon. Carder to deliver the manor of Cleyhangre with 

Waltham. the issues thereof to the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, or their attorney, as it was agreed in the parliament of 
the late king held three weeks after the Purification in the 17th year of his 
reign, that the lands etc. which belonged to the dissolved order of the Tem- 
plars should not escheat to their chief lords, but that all the demesne lands, 
fees, advowsons and liberties which belonged to the Templars at the time oi" 
their cession should be assigned and delivered to the said prior and brethren, 
which statute was afterwards ratified by the king in parliament, and lately, at 
the prosecution of the said prior and brethren, showing that divers men of that 
county neglected to observe that statute, and occupied divers lands etc. of 
the said Templars, pretending that they had escheated to them, the king 
ordered that sheriff to take all the lands etc. in Cleyhangre and elsewhere 
which had been so occupied into the king's hand without delay, and to keep 
them safe until further orders, and to inform the king of the nature and 
yearly value of such lands and by whom they were occupied ; and the 
sheriff informed the king that he had taken the said manor of Cleyhangre 
into his hand, together with the advowson of the church of that town, and 
that William Martyn had entered upon it after the said dissolution and held 
it until John de Mohun ejected him therefrom, and that the said John 
afterwards gave it to Robert de Mohun, his brother, who gave it to Payn do 
Mohun, his brother. 

Oct. 26. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Windsor. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to restore the temporalities of the abbey 
of Wherewell together with the issues thereof to the prioress and convent 
there and not to intermeddle further with these temporalities or with the 
goods of that abbey, void by the cession of Isabella WyntreshuU, the 
late abbess, or to molest or aggrieve the prioress and convent in any way, 
saving always to the king the knights' fees belonging to the said abbey and 
the advowsons which shall fall in during this voidance, as on 11 January in 
the 3rd year of his reign the king granted to Isabella that when that abbey 
should become void by her death or cession, the prioress and convent there 
should have the custody of the temporalities during that voidance, so that no 
escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king or his heirs should enter 
upon the said temporalities or goods or intermeddle with them, or impede 
the prioress and convent from having full and free administration thereof, 
but that the said prioress and convent should have the free administration 
thereof, saving only the said knights' fees and advowsons. 

The like to Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Soirerset, Dorset, 
Cornwall and Devon, 



Cross. 



Membrane II. 

Oct, 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas lately at the 

^*^*j^^™_Holy prosecution of Robert de Wodhous and Henry de Edenestovve and other 
canons of the church of St. Mary's, Suwell, co. Nottingham, by their petition 
before the king and his council showing that the chapter of that church in 
lands belonging thereto and the prebendaries in their prebends were wont 
to have a view of frankpledge in common, and whatever pertains to that 
^^evv, and the fines of the assize of bread and ale from their tenants, and 
certain other liberties contained in that petition, and that William de Herle- 
and liis fellows, justices in eyre in that county, delayed to allow them those 
libej ties, although representation was made before them that the said chapter 
was wont to ( njoy .such liberties, the king caused that petition to be brought to 
him in chancery together with the tenor of the process before the said justices, 
and sent to Geoffrey le Scrop and hia fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 



150 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane \\ — cont. 

before the king, ordering them to view and examine the said petition and 
process, receiving the fine from them for tliose liberties for having the 
replevin, and to proceed further to the final discussion of that aflFair ; and 
afterwards the king learned from the said clerks that the said prebendaries 
and chapter, summoned before the king to answer whether they had enjoyed 
the said liberties in common or severally, answered that the said chapter 
had hitherto always enjoyed the said liberties on the lands and fees belonging 
thereto by itself, as had certain of those prebendaries by themselves, and 
they claimed to have and enjoy them so and not in common, stating that 
the final issue thereof could not be made in the way in which the said 
liberties had been claimed in that eyre before the king, by reason of this 
variation, by reason of the laudable service rendered by those clerks to the 
king and his progenitors, the king again ordered Geoffrey and his fellows to 
receive from each of those prebendaries for the liberties which they wish to 
claim before the king on the lands or fees of those prebends, to have the 
replevin, the fine by themselves, and similarly the fine of the said chapter, 
and to proceed to the final discussion thereof notwithstanding that those 
liberties were not claimed in other eyres of justices in that county, or that 
that chapter claimed the said liberties both on the lands and fees of those 
prebendaries, separated from the possessions of that chapter, and on the 
lands or fees belonging to the said chapter ; and now it is found by the tenor 
of the record and process taken thereon before the said Geoffrey and his 
fellows, which the king caused to come before him in chancery, that the said 
chapter was wont from time out of mind to have the view of frank pledge 
with its appurtenances from all their men and tenants and residents in 
its fee in Suthwell, Halum, Neuton, and Edyngeley ; the said Robert; pre- 
bendary of Northwell, in Suthwell church, had the same of all the men, ten- 
ants and residents in his fee in Northwell, Wodhous, Wylughby, Middlethorp, 
as of the right of bis prebend ; similarly Robert de Notingham, prebendary of 
Oxton anS Crephull, in the same church, had the same of all his men, tenants 
and residents in Oxton, Blitheworth, Calverton, Wodeburgh, Crephull, and 
Hikelyng ; Lambert de Trikyngham, prebendary of Halghton, in the same 
church, of his manor of Halghton ; the said Henry, prebendary of Oxton 
and Crephull, in the same church, of all his men, tenants and residents in 
his fee in Oxton, Blitheworth, Calverton, Suthwell, "Wodeburgh, Crephull, 
and Hykelyng ; Robert de Bridelyngton, prebendary of Wodeburgh, in tlie 
same church, of idl the men, tenants and residents in his fee in Wodeburgh 
and Edyngley ; "William de Barneby, prebendary of Bekyngham in the same 
church, of all his men, etc. in his fee in Suwell, Edyngley and Bekyngham ; 
Walter de Newerk, prebendary of Northmuskham in the same church, of 
all the men, etc. in his fee in Northmuskham, Calneton, Suthmuskham, 
Northcarleton, Normanton near Suwell ; Thomas de Sancto Albano, pre- 
bendary of Dunham in the same church, of all the men, etc. in his fee in 
Dunham, Derleton, Wyniton and Ragenhull ; John de Sandale, prebendary 
of Normanton in the same church, of all his men, etc. in his fee in Suwell 
and Normanton, and their predecessors, from time out of mind were wont 
to have the same, individually as of the right of their prebends ; wherefore 
it was considered before the said Geoffrey and his fellows, that the said 
chapter, Roger and all the other prebendaries aforesaid should be without 
a day thereupon ; and now the king has learned from the said chapter 
and prebendaries that the treasurer and barons by reason of extracts 
delivered before the justices in eyre at the exchequer, exact 2s. yearly 
for the view of frank-pledge of the tenants of the chapter of Suwell 
in the said towns of Edyngeleye, Halum, Halghton, Normanton and 
Suwell, held at Suwell, usurped upon the king by the said chapter; 2s. 
yearly for the view of frank-pledge of the tenants of that chapter in the 
said towns of Crephull, Calv^erton, Blitheworth and Oxton, held at Oxton, 
usurped" in the same form ; \2d. yearly for the view of frank-pledge 



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2333. 3Iembrane 11 — cont. 

of the tenants of that chapter in the said towns of Calneton and Northmusk- 
ham, held at North muskhain, usurped in the said form; 12c?. yearly for the 
view of frank pledge of the tenants of that chapter in Suthrauskham, 
usurped in the said form ; and \2d. yearly for the view of frank-pledge of 
the tenants of that chapter in Wodeburgh, usurped in the said form under 
the name of the sheritf of Nottingham ; the king therefore orders the said 
treasurer and barons to cause the sheriff to be discharged of the said yearly 
sums and the arrears thereof, and to cause both him and the said chapter 
and prebendaries to be acquitted thereof at the exchequer. 

Nov. 2. To the justices about to go in eyre in co. Kent. Order to admit Nicholas 

Marlborough, son of Jolin de Daggeworth to the office of proclamator (preco?iis) 
marshal, usher and barrerar' in that eyre, and to allow him to receive 
the appurtenances of that office, as the late king, on 12 June in the 
19th year of his reign, took the homage of John de Daggeworth, knight, 
kinsman and heir of Lora late the wife of William Pyforer, for the 
third part of the office of usher at the exchequer, which the said Lora, his 
grandmother, held of that king in chief at her death, and ordered it to be 
delivered to him, and the said John had acquired another third part of that 
bailiwick of Matilda de Daggeworth by the licence of Edward I. and tho 
remaining third of Hamo Feverel, by the licence of the late king as fully ap- 
pears in the letters of the king's father and grandfather thereon ; and by the 
partition of the said serjeanty made in the exchequer of Edward I. between 
the said Matilda, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Simon de Scaccario, the 
said William and Lora, another sister and co-heir of Simon and John Peverel 
and Beatrice, third sister and co-heir, which partition the king has caused to 
come before him in chancery, it was found that Matilda, immediately after that 
partition, as the eldest daughter, elected and substituted in her place, and in 
that of her sisters, Philip de Cokefeld and John de Daggeworth, their 
Serjeants to carry the wand (virgam) in the eyres of Hereford and Lan- 
caster, then proclaimed, in the name of Matilda, Lora and Beatrice, and to 
perform the duties of that office; and by a certificate of the exchequer, 
sent into chancery by the king's order, it is stated that Edward I. committed 
to Philip de Cokefeld the office of proclamator, marshal, usher, and bar- 
rerar\ which was in the hands of the said king by reason of the lands 
of the said Simon, deceased, who held of him in chief by the service of 
the said office, to hold during pleasure, and that king ordered Hugh de 
Cressyngham and his fellows, then justices in eyre in co. Lancaster, 
to admit the said Philip to that office in their eyre and in other eyres 
where they should go, and to allow him to receive the issues of that 
office, upon which order Philip was admitted to that office, as appears 
by the same certificate, wherefore the king lately ordered the justices iu 
eyre in co.^ Northampton to admit the said John de Daggeworth to the 
office of proclaimer, etc. in their eyre, and the said John was so admitted, 
as Geoffrey le Scrop, then chief justice of that eyre, has testified before the 
king; and afterwards on 28 May last it being found by inquisition taken by 
William de Northo, escheator in cos. Siarrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, 
that the said John, then deceased, held the serjeanty of the ushery of 
the exchequer of the king in chief, and that the offices of the criers 
{clamatorum) and usher in the common Bench and the office of the 
marshal, usher, criers and barrerar' in all the eyres of justices in 
England belong to that serjeanty by homage and fealty, receiving from 
the king 5c?. a day for every day that the exchequer is open, by the 
hands of the chamberlain there, and the due and accustomed fees belong- 
ing to this serjeanty, and that John demi.^^ed a moiety of the said office of 
usher of the exehe(iuer to Roger de BedeCeld and the other moiety to John 
Dymmok, to hold for their lives, saving to the said John de Daggeworth 



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1333, Membrane 11 — cont. ' 

and his heirs the said bd. daily to be received as aforesaid, and also retain- 
ing the said offices in the eyres of the justices, and a fourth part of the 
office of usher and crier (clamatoris) in the said Bench, and that Nicholas 
son of tlie said John de Daggeworth was his next heir and of full age, 
the king took the homage of Nicholas for that serjeanty and ordered the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause him to have full seisin 
thereof, accepting security from him for his reasonable relief for that 
serjeanty, saving the king's right and that of the aforesaid Roger and John 
Dymmok. 

The like to the justices next in eyre in the liberty of the bishopric of 
Durham, void and in the king's hand. 

Nov. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Marlborough, to be made to James le Botiller, earl of Ormound, in his ferm for the town 
of Aylesbury, which be holds of the king at fee ferm, for 30/. paid by him 
to Robert de Fienles by the king's order, as the late king, on 4 February in 
the 6th year of his reign, granted to Robert, for his good service, 60/. yearly 
from the ferm of that town, which Robert de Monte Alto and Emma his 
wife held at fee ferm, as Emma's dower, to be received by the hands of tJie 
said Robert and Emma and other lords of that town for the time being, 
for life, in two instalments yearly, in aid of his maintenance in the late 
king's service ; and Robert received the said sum until the grant was revoked 
by certain ordinances made in the time of the late king by the prelates, earls 
and barons of the realm and accepted by the said king ; and afterwards the 
present king, on 26 January in the 4th year of his reigu, committed to Robert, 
in consideration of the said previous grant and of his good and laudable 
service to Queen Isabella and to the king when they were in France, and 
in coming with the king and his mother in pursuit of Hugh le De- 
spenser and other rebels, the said yearly rent lor life from the ferm of the 
said town. 

Nov. 4. To the same. A like order to cause allowance to be made to the sheriff 

Marlborough, of Buckingham for 55 marks, which he has paid to the said Robert by 
the king's order, as the late king committed to the said Robert 110 marks 
yearly from the issues of that county, for life, or until he should make pro- 
vision of 1 10 marks yearly of land or rent for him, which commission was 
revoked in the same manner as the one previously recited and has been 
re-granted by the king for the considerations aforesaid. 



Membrane 10. 

Oct. 2f>. To the treasurer and barous of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Windsor, to be made to Ralph de Sancto Laudo, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, in his 
account at the exchequer for the issues of the said county, for 64*. which 
he has paid, by the king's order, to Richard de Suthorp, whom the king 
lately appointed to superintend the buying and purveying of certain victuals 
in CO. Lincoln, by the sheriff there, for the maintenance of the king and his 
lieges in the North, to be sent there, and for doing other things contained in the 
king's letters patent thereon, and the king ordered the sheriff to pay 2*. a day 
to Richard for every day when he was intending the said buying and pur- 
veying, and the said sheriff paid 64s. to the said Ralph for staying 32 days 
for that purpose. 

Oct. 29. To the sheriff of York. Whereas at the surrender of Berwick-upon- 

Sheen. Tweed the men of that town were required to deliver twelve children of 

the principjil men of tlie town as hostages for their loyalty, and the said 

men lately caused eight of these hostages to be delivered to the king at 



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1333. Membrane 10 — cont, 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and they have now sent the remaining four hostages 
to York, to wit, Nicholas son of John Tod of Berwick, John son of John 
Gros, Thomas son of John of the Bothe and Robert son of Thomas de 
Nesbit of the same, and the king had ordered that sheriff to receive the said 
four hostages and to cause them to be maintained from the issues of that 
bailiwick until further orders, the king therefore orders the sheriff to cause 
the said Nicholas and John to be safely taken to the abbey of Peterborough, 
and the said Thomas and Robert to the abbey of Rameseye, and to cause 
maintenance and other necessaries to be found for them until they reach the 
said abbeys. By K. and C. 

l^Fcp,dera.^ 

To the abbot of Peteiborough. Order to receive the said Nicholas and 
John from the said sheriff and to cause them to have maintenance and other 
necessaries in his houses and to be taught letters {litteris erudiri). 

By K. and C. 

The like order to the abbot of Rameseye to receive Thomas and Robert, 
etc. as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

Oct. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

Windsor. bailiffs of Nottingham 10/. in the ferm of that town, which sum they have 

paid by the king's order to Meliora, late the wife of Gilbert de Glynkarny, 

and to Robert de Newerk her husband [as in this Calendar , 6 Edward III. 

p. 521j. 

Nov. 3. John de la Haye, Thomas de Bedeford, Philip son of William and John 

Marlborougf). Russel imprisoned at Colchester for trespass of venison in Hynholt forest, 
have letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail 
them until the coming of the justices for pleas of the Forest in co. Essex. 

Oct. 30. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause the parson oi the church of 

Windsor. Caldecote near Baldok to have full seisin without delay of a messuage and 
12 acres of land in Caldecote near Baldok which William le Kyng of Stan- 
ford held, who was outlawed for felony, and which were in the king's hand 
for a year and a day, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff, that William held the said messuage and land of the parson of the 
said church, and that John de Blomvill, escheator in that county, had the 
year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer for them to the king. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with a plea brought by 
Isabella, late the wife of John Ughtred, in the king's court at York by writ 
of right, against Nicholas de Hugate for the third part of a messuage in 
York, and to do justice to the parties, but not to proceed to render judgment 
without consulting the king, as Isabella has shown to the king that she 
claimed the said third part as her dower, since the messuage belonged to 
her husband, and afterwards at the prosecution of Nicholas asserting that he 
held that messuage for life by the king's grant, with reversion at his death 
to the king, and proffering the king's charter testifying to this, the king 
ordered that suit to be brought before those justices on the morrow of 
Ascension last, and in that suit Nicholas exhibited the said charter before 
the justices in defence of his right, asserting that he ought not to answer to 
anyone thereupon without the king, wherefore those justices stopped pro- 
ceeding further with that plea, whereupon the said Isabella has besought the 
king to provide a suitable remedy. By C. 

ts ov. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert de 

Marlborough. Barton, late keeper of the bishopric of Carlisle lately void and in the late 
king's hand, to be discharged and acquitted at the exchequer of the 
fruits and oV)venlions of the churches of Penreth and Dalston appropriated 
to that bishopric, which he had levied at the time when he had the custody 
of the said bishopric, so that he may answer to William, archbishop of York, 



Oct. 28. 
Windsor. 



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Nov. 1. 
Marlborough. 



June 12. 
Tweedmoiith. 



1333. Membrane 10 — cont. 

for those fruits and obventions, ns it was resolved in the late parliament at 
Westminster that the keepers of archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys and 
priories, which become void shall only intermeddle with the temporalities and 
not with the appropriated churches, prebends or other spiritualities; and the 
king afterwards learned that Robert had levied for the king's benefit the 
said fruits and obventions, which ought to belong to the archbishop, as 
keeper of the spiritualities of the said bishopric, and the king had ordered 
the said Robert to cause the said fruits and obventions to be delivered to 
the archbishop or to those to whom they ought to belong. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Henry Trailly who is so sick and weak that he 
cannot travel to perform the duties of that office. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the timber of an old and ruinous 
house in York castle on the south side, to be pulled down, and of that timber 
and of other limber to be bought by him, if necessary, to build a house on the 
north side of that castle, for tlie receipt of Queen Philippa, with exchequers 
and other things necessary therefor, and to cause a certain paling in that 
castle from the great door of the hall of the king's exchequer on the east side 
of the said hall to the south end of the same, to be newly made, and another 
paling in that castle on the north side of the same for enclosing the king's 
receipt there, and also to cause a certain wooden bridge under the portico 
which leads from the said castle on the south side to the king's mills of that 
castle, to be newly built, from the issues of that bailiwick, by the view and 
testimony of Nicholas de Langeton, mayor of York. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Nov. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance to 

Marlborough, be made to the burgesses of Gloucester for the money which they shall be 
found to have paid by the king's order, of 100*. yearly, to Elias de Roft[a], 
marshal of the king's horses and his heirs, to whom king Henry III. by his 
letters patent, which the king has inspected, granted the said rent in the town 
of Gloucester, to wit, 50*. from certain purprestures there and 60*. from the 
ferm of that town, to have and receive from Henry IIL and his heirs, and it 
has now been shown to the king by the burgesses of that town in their 
plaint that although they have paid the said rent to Elias and his heirs from 
the time of the said grant, and had allowance therefor at the exchequer of 
the king's progenitors, yet the said treasurer and barons now delay to make 
allowance to them for the said rent, whereupon they have petitioned the 
kini^ to provide a remedy. 

Nov. 11. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 

Marlborough. Rutland. Order to cause all the lands and advowsons of which Edmund, 
earl of Arundel was seised at his death, in his demesne ns of fee in the 
island of Haxiholm, co. Lincoln, to be seised into the king's hand without 
delay and to cause them to be delivered to Richard de Arundel son and 
heir of the said Edmund, except the lands, fees and advowsons which the 
earl held by the late king's grant ; as lately at the prosecution of Richard, 
by his petition before the king and his council in the late parliament at 
Westminster, beseeching the king to render to him, as next heir of the said 
earl, the lands which belonged to the earl and of which he died seised in his 
demesne as of fee, on 14 December in the 4th year of his reign, in the said 
parliament the king took Richard's homage for all the lands which the said 
earl held at his death of the late king in chief and ordered William TrusseJ, 
then escheator this aide Trent, to seise all such lands into the king's hand 
and deliver them to Richard or his attorneys, except the lands, fees and 
advowsons which that earl held by the gift and grant of the late king, and 
Richard has informed the king that certain lands and advowsons in the 



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155 



1333. 



Nov, 15. 
Marlborough. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

island of Haxiholm, of which the earl died seised as aforesaid, are hitlierto 
detained from him, and he has besought the king to cause them to be 
delivered to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Carletou to be discharged and acquitted of 20/. which he owed to the king 
for the bailiwick in Holdernesse which Hugh le Lorymer lately held, from 
29 January in the 5th year of the king's reign, which sum is exacted of him 
by summons of the exchequer, provided that answer is made to the king by 
Hugh for that sum for the said oth year, as the king lately committed the 
said bailiwick to John, to hold during good behaviour, and afterwards, on the 
said 29 January, because Hugh found a certain security for faithfully per- 
forming the office of coroner and all other things touching that bailiwick 
until Michaelmas following and for rendering the said 20/. to the king for 
that bailiwick until that date, the king caused the commission to John to be 
revoked and ordered John not to intermeddle further with that office and 
bailiwick. 



Oct. 21. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 30. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 30. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 26. 
Wincanton. 



Membrane 9. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to make summons and proclamations for 
an eyre to be held at Canterbury on Thursday after St. Lucy the Virgin 
next, before Geoffrey le Scrop, John de Cantebrigg, Geoffrey de Edenham, 
John de Radenhale and John Claver, and to cause proclamation to be 
made throughout that bailiwick that all assizes and pleas which were not 
finished or which were summoned before the justices at Westminster or 
York or before the justices last in eyre in that county, and all pleas before 
the justices of assize or of gaol delivery shall be brought before the said 
justices in the same state in which they remained by the order of the king, 
the justices in eyre or the justices of the Bench. By p.s. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop. Order to intend the duties of justice in eyre in 
CO. Kent together with John de Cantebrigg, Geoffrey de Edenham, John de 
Radenhale and John Claver, and to be at Canterbury on Thursday after the 
feast of St. Lucy the Virgin next to do this. By p.s. 

The like to the following : 
John de Cantebrigg. 
Geoffrey de Edenham. 
John de Radenhale. 
John Claver. 

To John de Trevaignon. Order to intend the office of serjeant in the 
said eyre on the said day. By p.s. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn all pleas touching the 
men of Kent which are pending undecided before them to the said Thurs- 
day, causing proclamation to be made in the said Bench that the men of 
that county shall pursue their records of the said pleas if tliey think fit, in 
accordance with the proclamation aforesaid made by the sheriff of Kent at 
the king's order. By p.s. 

To Peter de Ludyngton, keeper of the king's writs in the common Bench. 
Order to deliver by indenture to Adam de Stayngreve all writs touching 
the aforesaid pleas, in accordance with the preceding order directed to the 
justices of the Bench, as the king has appointed Adam to keep the writs of 
all pleas in the eyre of Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices in eyre in 
CO. Kent. By the same writ. 

To John de Stonore. Order to be at Canterbury without delay or excuse 
on Thursday after St. Lucy the Virgin next, to take the place of Geoffrey 



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1333. Membrane 9 — cont. 

le Scrop as justice in eyre in co. Kent, so that the said eyve may not suffer 
or be retarded by his absence, which would excite the king's displeasure 
against him, as the king lately appointed Geoffrey with John le Cantebrigg, 
Geoffrey de Edenham, John de Radenhale and John Claver, to be justices 
in eyre in that county, and afterwards, because Geoffrey de Edenham could 
not attend to this for certain reasons, the king appointed Thomas de Rade- 
clit" to be justice in his place, and now Geoffrey le Scrop is intending certain 
other affairs of the king by his order, so that he cannot fulfil the said oiEce, 
and the king has therefore appointed John in his place. By K. & C. 

Nov. 11. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause Hugh Chaumberleyn, merchant 

Marlborough, of Flanders, to be delivered from Lincoln prison, together with his goods and 
chattels, in accordance with a former order \_as alpage 138 above^ in response 
to which that sheriff had informed the king that the said Hugh was taken 
by the constable and town of Boston on account of malevolence and indigna- 
tion against the king. By p.s. 

Nov. 8. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of 

Marlborough Durham, void and on the king's hands, or to him who supplies his place 
there. Order to pay to William de Leicestr[ia], from the issues of those 
temporalities, 6*. 8</. a day for his expenses from 16 Oct(.ber last, on which 
day he started for those parts to fulfil the duties of the office of chancellor 
of the liberty of that bishopric, so long as he shall intend that office, as the 
king appointed William to that office and to hold the seal deputed for the 
same during the voidance of that bishopric, to receive therein such fee as 
other chancellors were wont to receive in time of a voidance, and the king 
ordered the said keeper to pay this fee to William from the issues of that 
bishopric while he should hold that office, and now the king has learned 
from William that the keeper has hitherto refused to pay that fee to him 
because it has not been ascertained what fee other chancellors there were 
accustomed to receive in the time of a voidance, and by the certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer it is fouud that 6*. 8tf. a day were 
allowed to Robert de Sapy, late keeper of thft bishopric, void and in the 
hand of the late king, in his account at the exchequer for the temporalities 
there, for the expenses of Adam de Brom, then deputed to the office of 
chancellor within the liberty of that bishopric. By C. 

Nov. 18. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 

Marlborough. land. Whereas the king had ordered him to show why he had taken the 
town of Saxeby into the king's hand, the escheator showed that he had 
not taken that town into the king's hand, but because he understood that 
Robert de Henore and Thomas de Shirfeld held that town of the king in 
chief by knight's service, and had not yet done homage and fealty to the 
king, therefore he had distrained them for their said homage and fealty, and 
afterwards at the prosecution of the said Robert and Thomas showing that 
the said town was not held of the king, the king ordered tlie escheator to 
take an inquisition thereupon, by which it was found that Robert and 
Thomas hold that town of Richard de Grey, of Codenore, by the seri-ice of 
a pair of gilt spurs ; the king therefore orders the escheator not to inter- 
meddle at present with the said town by reason of such homage and fealty, 
and to release Robert and Thomas without delay from any distraint made 
upon them for that cause. 



Membrane 8. 

Oct. 28. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with a plea which 

Windsor. Stephen de Rokele and Katheriiie his wife brought against Tliomas atte 

Oldhalle and Agnes his wife for a third part of a messuage, 82 acres of land, 



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1333. Membrane 8 — cont. 

6\ acres of meadow, 4 acres of pasture, 31 acres of wood, 4 acres of alders 
and 8.y. rent in Great Reynes, as the dower of the said Katherine, which 
pertains to her from the said lands which belonged to Robert Relet, formerly 
her husband, but not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the 
king, as Stephen and Katerine have shown to the king that whereas they 
sought the said lands in the king's court, before those justices, the said 
Tliomas and Agnes in defence of their right asserted that they held the 
tenements for life of the inheritance of John son and heir of John de Sancto 
Philiberto, a minor in the king's wardship, rendering thence 10 marks 
yearly, and that the said rent is in the king's hand by reason of the minority 
of the heir, and they sought aid from the said John son of John, and asserted 
that further progress should not be taken in that plea without consulting the 
king, wherefore the justices delayed to proceed with that plea, whereupon 
Stephen and Katerine have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C 

N'ov. 1. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Marlborough, be elected in the place of William de London, who is so sick and weak that 
he cannot travel to fulfil the duties of that office. 

Nov. 8. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 

Marlborough, forest of Essex, in place of William le Rous, deceased. 

The like order to the same sheriff to cause a verderer to be elected in the 
same forest in place of Thomas Belhous, deceased. 

Nov. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Robert Lanney 

Marlborough, of Maydeford, clerk, was lately indicted in the king's court before the 
justices in eyre in co. Northampton of tlie theft of a horse and a mare of the 
price of 205., and afterwards purged his innocence before H. bishop of 
Lincoln, ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered by the justices 
according to the privilege of the clergy, wiierefore on 2 November in the 
4th year of his reign the king ordered the sheriff of that county to restore 
to Robert his lands, goods and chattels without delay [as in this Calendar, 
4 Edward III. p. 70], and now the king has learned from Robert that the 
sheriff delivered the said lands, goods and chattels to him, but that the 
treasurer and barons cause 9*. 2d. yearly for the value of the said lands, at 
■which they were extended by the said justices, to be exacted yearly from 
that sheriff from the said 2 November, by summons of the exchequer, where- 
fore that sher'ff distrains Robert for that sum, the king therefore orders tho 
treasurer and barons to cause the sheriff to be discharged and acquitted of that 
payment from the said 2 November, ordering him not to distrain Robert 
therefore, if they find that the said 9s. 2c?. has been exacted for the aforesaid 
reason. 

To Robert Selyraan, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with a 
moiety of the manor of Compton Chaumberleyn and with certiiin lands in 
Dunton near Bikeleswade, restoring the issues to John Avenel, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Katherine hite the 
wife of John Avenel held in her demesne as of fee at her death, tlie said 
moiety, except 33s. 4(7. yearly rent there, of the king in chief by the service 
of the tenth part, of a knight's fee, and the said lands also in fier demesne 
as of fee of the king in chief, by the service of the tenth part of a knight's 
fee, and that John, son of Ralph de Bokelond, formerly husband of the said 
Katherine, is her next heir and aged four years, and by another incjuisition also 
taken by the escheator at tho prosecution of John Avenel, beseeching the 
king that the said moiety and lands should be delivered to him by iea>on ol" 
his issue by Katherine, it is found that John married Katherine on Friday 
before Michaelmas in the 6th year of the king's reign in the church of 



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1333. 



Nov. 1. 

Marlborough. 



Nov. 2. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. 4. 
Denford. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

St. Laurence, Dunton, near New Sarum, and that Jolia had a daughter 
named Mary by the said Katheiiue. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Whereas the king 
granted to Edmund de Grymmesby the custody of the rolls, writs and other 
memoranda of the chancery of Ireland, to hold during pleasure, receiving 
the usual fee in that office, the king wishing to ascertain what yearly fee 
such a keeper ought and was wont to receive, and if that fee ought reason- 
ably to suffice for the said keeper, orders the said justiciary, chancellor 
and treasurer to inform him upon this without delay, and in the mean- 
time the treasurer is to pay Edmund upon his expenses a certain sum of 
money from the treasury by the advice of the council. By K. & C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause a messuage and a carucate 
of land called' Sliardelowes ' in Agmondesham, which belonged to Simon de 
Bereford, the king's enemy and rebel, which escheated to the king by Simon's 
forfeiture to be resumed into the king's hand and delivered to William le Laty- 
mer, to whom on 16 February in the oth year of his reign, the king committed 
the said tenements, to hold for twelve years next following, rendering 100*. 
yearly to the king thereon at the exchequer; and afterwards it was found 
by inquisition taken by that escheator that Ralph de Wedon demised the 
said tenements to Simon, for life, and that Ralph never made any charters, 
releases or other deeds thereupon to Simon, and that Simon had no other 
estate in those tenementsexceptforlife,the king therefore orderel the escheator 
to cause those tenements to be resumed into his hand and delivered to Ralpii, 
80 that he should answer for the issues thereof to the king at the exchequer, 
if they ought to belong to the king, as is shown by inspection of the chancery 
roils ; and now b}' an inquisition taken by Thomas Bacon, Michael de Wath 
and John Cifyrwas, it is found that Hugh de la More lately gave the said 
tenements to Adam de Shardelowe and Alice his wife by a fine levied in the 
king's court to hold for their life with remainder to Ralph de Brok and his 
heirs; and now by the tenor of a certain note of ihe fine levied between the 
said Ralph de Brok and Simon before the justices of the Bench, in the 
2nd year of the king's reign, it is found that Ralph de Brok granted the 
reversion of those tenements to Simon and his heirs, and by the said inquisi- 
tion taken by the said Thomas, Michael and Joha, it is likewise found that 
Adam and Alice afterwards granted the said tenements to Ralph de Wedon, 
for their life, and that Ralph de Wedon afterwards granted his estate in those 
tenements to Simon by his deed, and so Simon held the said tenements for 
himself and his heirs on the day when he forfeited to the king, wherefore 
the said tenements ought to remain forfeit to the king. By C. 

To Richard de Wylughbyand his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Whereas the king lately pardoned several men for their good 
service who had exposed their lives with the king in the war of Scotland, 
the suit of the king's peace for certain felonies and trespasses committed by 
them against the peace of the king and his father, of which they were indicted 
or appealed, and also the outlawries, if any were promulgated against them 
for this cause, and the king has learned thnt certain persons, falsely assert- 
ing that they have been with him in the said war when they have not been, 
have made use of their letters of pardon contrary to the king's intention, 
and intend to show them before tlie justices to obtain the acquittance for 
such felonies, trespasses and outlawries, the king therefore orders the justices 
to in no wise allow such pardon when such letters are exhibited before them, 
until they have ascertained that those for whom such letters are exhibited 
have actually been with the king in the said war, in hisseiwice according to 
the tenor of the king's letters patent thereon. By p.s. 



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159' 



1833. 

Nov. 20. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. 12. 

Marlborough. 



Nov. 24. 

Marlboroucrh. 



Nov. 26. 
Marlborough. 

Nov. 13. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 23. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. II. 
ClarenJoD. 



Nov. 2G. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 7. 

To John de Loutlire, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumberland 
and Westmorland. Order to deliver to Isabella late the wife of William de 
Vescy of Neiisom, certain lands in Baiimburgh called ' Ingramfeld,' co. North- 
umberland, to<Tetlier with the issue thereof, saving to the king the fealty of 
the said Isabella, due to him in this respect, as the king hag learned by in- 
quisition taken by the escheator that William and Isabella held the said 
lands jointly at William's death, by a fine levied in the court of Edward I. 
and that the said lands are held of the king in chief by serjeanty and by the 
service of rendering 20*. yearly to the exchequer of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
by the hands of the sheriff of Northumberland, and that William de Vescy, 
son of the said William is his next heir and of full age. 

To the collectors of the customs in Lincoln city. Order to pay to the 
count of Julers 450 marks for Michaelmas term last from the issues of those 
customs, as the king lately granted to the count 900 marks from the issues 
of the customs in the port of Boston, to be received yearly by the hands of 
the collectors there, and the staples of wool, hitles and wool-fells liave been 
fixed at Lincoln and other places, and such customs are only collected in 
these staples. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the said collectors on tiieir account at the exchequer for 
450 marks which they have paid to the count of Julers by virtue of the 
preceding order. 

To the sheriff of Northumberlnnd. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Adam de Elyngeham, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede a previous order directing 
him to cause a verderer to be elected for the forest of Galtres in place of 
John de Shupton, and to allow the said John to exercise that ofHce as he had 
hitherto done, as it was lately shown to the king that John was insufficiently 
qualified for that office, and it has been testiKed before the king in chancery 
by Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, that John is better 
qualified to exercise that office than Gregory de Thornton, who is now 
elected. 

To the treasurer and barnus of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause payment to be made to William de Botereaux, formerly sheriff 
and steward of Cornwall, of the money which he shall be found to have paid by 
the king's order to James Nicholas and Bartholon.ew de Barde and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, of the 386G/. 15*. 
3^<f., remaining of the greater sum of 430tj/. 15s. 3^d., due to the said mer- 
chant by the king \_as at page 64 above'], and the king orders the treasurer 
and chamberlains to cause tallies for such sums as they shall find to have been 
received by the acknowledgment of the merchants, to be levied as often as 
necessary under the names of those by whose hands they received the raid 
money, and delivered to those merchants or their attorneys until the said 
debt is fully discharged. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Edward 
de Monte Hermerii to be discharged and released at the exchequer of 4/. 3*., 
as the king has pardoned him 73*. \Qd., at which he was amerced at the king's 
Buit as tenant of the land which belonged to Matthew son of John, and 
9*. 2d. for such amercements and issues forfeited in the common Bench. 

By p.s. [73;;9.] 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to John de Wode- 
hous, keeper of the hanajier of chancery, for divers sums which he has paid 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. Membrane 7 — co7it. 

for making two new seals at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and for the carriage of 
the chancery rolls from London to York, and for the expenses of divers of 
the king's clerks for the expedition of certain of the king's affairs, and for 
the wages of divers couriers carrying the king's writs to divers places of the 
kingdom, sent by the order of John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, 
as appears by the particulars contained in a certain schedule which the king 
sends to the said treasurer and barons with these presents. 

Oct. 22. To the same. Order to supersede the demand which they had made npoa 

Windsor. Thomas de Synyngthwayt, to account before them at the exchequer for the 
manor of Brustwyk in Holdernesse, for the issues, corn, stock, goods and 
chattels thereof from Michaelmas in the 6th year of the king's reign, and to 
cause him to be released without delay from any distraint made for that 
cause, as on 6 February last the king committed to Thomas the custody of the 
said manor to hold from 10 December last past, during pleasure, answering 
for the issues thereof to the king in his chamber, as the king wishes answer 
to be made to him in the said chamber for the said issues, etc., in the said 
manor and its members, from the said Michaelmas, and the account for the 
same to be rendered there. By p.s. [7321.] 

Nov. 28. To the same. Order to cause Peter de Saltmerssh to be discharged and 

ClaroadoQ. released at the exchequer for the issues of the temporalities of the bishopric 
of Durham, vacant by the death of Louis, the late bishop, in co. York, pro- 
vided that Ralph de Nevill shall answer to the king for ihe said issues, as 
the king lately granted the custody of the said temporalities in co. York to 
Peter, to hold during pleasure, answering to the king at the exchequer for 
the issues thereof, and afterwards the king granted the cu.stody of the said 
bishopric to Ralph with all the lands belonging thereto in co. Y^ork and 
elsewhere, to hold during pleasure, answering to the king at the exchequer 
for the issues thereof, and the king ordered Peter to deliver to Ralph all the 
lands in co. York, which belonged to that bishopric, and which were in his 
custody, together with the issues thereof. 

Nov. 30. To the same. Order to allow to Maneutus Francisci, whom the king has 

Clarendon, appointed to make divers purveyances of corn and other victuals in divers 
parts of the kingdom for the expedition of the war of Scotland, with the 
king's money, his reasonable wages for the time when he shall intend such 
purveyances, in his account at the exchequer, having consideration to the 
wages elsewhere allowed to him in that office in the time of the late king. 



Membrane 6. 

Oct. 4. To William de Nortbo, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and 

Waltham. Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Patrikes- 
bourn, restoring the issues thereof to the present prior of Beaulieu, as the 
king had ordered the escheator to inform him why he had taken that manor 
into the king's hand, and the escheator showed to the king that he had so 
taken it because he had found by inquisition of office that Simon, late prior 
of Beaulieu in Norrnandy, who held that manor of the king in chief, had 
died ; and lately at the prosecution of the present prior of that house, show- 
ing that he held that manor and all his other lands in co. Kent, by chartors 
of the king's progenitors, in frankalmoin, and that neither the king nor hi? 
progenitors had the custody of that manor or of any of the lands of the said 
priory during a voidance, nor received any issues thence nor had inter- 
meddled with them, and that the priors of that place had hitherto not done 
fealty to the king or Jiis progenitors, and beseeching the king to cause his 



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161 



1333. 



Nov. 20. 
Marlborough. 



Xov. 20. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. 23. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. .20. 
Marlborough. 



Dec. 2. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 30. 

Clarendon. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

hand to be amoved from the same, the king ordered the escheator to take 
an inquisition ou that matter, by which it was found that neither the king 
nor his progenitors had any right to any of the lands of that priory in co. 
Kent, etc., as aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to William le fitz Waryn, keeper of the castle of Montgomery, 
in his ferm, at the exchequer, for 20^. which he has spent in repairing the 
bridge of the .said castle and the roofs of the houses and other buildings 
therein, by the king's oi'der, receiving from William the king's writ by 
which he did the premises, and any indentures made in this respect. 

To Ralph de NeviJl, keeper of the bishopric of Durham, void and in the 
king's hand, or to him who supplies his place there. Whereas the king 
lately ordered him to go to Hertilpol to cause the wool of James Toun- 
verlaet, John Bane, William del Stone, and John de Cortscoof to be 
restored to them by the bailiffs of that town \_as at page 147 above'], and now 
the said James, John, William, and John have shown to the king that their 
said wool and hides were taken by John de Nesbit, Richard de Heselden, 
Thomas de Nesbit, Benedict de Nesbit, Richard de Wermouth, Richard de 
Braunspetli, John son of Margaret, William Lambert, William de Tunstall, 
William Clerk, Simon de Seton, William son of Godard, Nicholas Russel, 
Richard Erell, William Erell, Nicholas Uoldsmyth, Thomas Pierson, Simon 
Golilsmyth, Ralph de Northcotes, Richard Gilbert, Richard Stour, William 
de Herdewyk, Peter Bell, William Bell, John Hardelade, William de Elle- 
wyk, .John de Douir, Stephen de Hull, John son of Elias and Nicholas le 
fitz Robert of Woleston, and are now detained by them and by the bailiffs 
of the said town, the king therefore orders that keeper to go in person to 
that town without delay, and to warn and inform the said bailiffs and John 
de Nesbit, etc., to cause the said wool and hides to be restored to the said 
James, John, William, and John without delay, or the price of them if they 
no longer exist, and to compel the said bailiffs and others to do this imme- 
diately by seizing upon their bodies and goods, or in other ways which may 
seem expedient, so that the agreement made between the king and the count 
of Flanders and the towns of Brugges, Ypre, and Ghent may not be in- 
fringed, and to inform the king at once if there is any reason why he should 
not execute that order. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to cause 
the chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of that castle from 
Michaelmas last to Michaelmas next, to have the bread, wine, oil and other 
such minute necessaries for maintaining divine service there. 

To the s;ime. Order to pay to the janitor of both gates, 4c?. a day ; to 
Alexander le Peyntour, one of the viewers of the king's works, 2c?. a day; 
to Thomas le Rotour, the other viewer of the king's works, 2c7. a day ; to 
John the gardener of the garden without the castle, 2^d. a day ; to four 
watchmen of the castle, 2d. a day each ; to Ralph de la More, clerk of the 
king's works in the castle 2d. a day ; to John de Ledbury, keeper of 
Kenyngton park, l^c?. a day ; being their wages and stipends, from the time 
of the constable's appointment until Michaelmas next. 

To .John (le Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land, and Westmorland. Order not to distrain .Joan, late the wife of John 
Bygot for her fealty, as she has done fealty to the king for the lands which 
.she holds of him in dower. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Ralpli de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, in his 
account at the exche(iuer for the issues of the said forest, for such fee as ha.s 
been allowed to other keepers of that forest for the same. 



96717. 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Dec. 2. 
Clareudou. 



1333. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Nov. 25. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Ralph de Nevill, 

Varlington. keeper of the Forest beyond Trent (whom the king lately ordered to cause 
his laund of Plumpton to be enclosed, from the issues of his bailiwick, by the 
view and testimony of John de Kirkosewald and Robert de Barton, by its 
ancient accustomed bounds, so that the least harm maybe done to the king), 
for the costs which they shall find him to have incurred in executing the 
said order. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to the said Ralph de 
Nevill, on his account at the exchequer, for the tenth penny which he ha.s 
paid to the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, on all agistments in Ingelwode 
forest by the king's order, as it was lately found by inquisition taken by 
John de Crombewell, late keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, that the prior 
of St. Mary's, Carlisle, and all bi.s predecessors, were seized of the tenth 
penny from all agistments in the forest of Ingehvode without the parish, by 
the hands of the receiver of the issues of that forest, from the time of the 
foundation of that priory, by the grant of Henry son of the empress 
{^Imperatoris) until Henry le Scrop, formerly keeper of that forest, detained 
that money, and it was found by the certificate of the said Henry that he 
had detained the said money because the prior had no warrant for having 
it, and the king ordered Ralph to pay the said money to the prior. 

Nov. 26. To Thomas de Baxby. Order to intend the office of serjeant before the 

Wincanton. justices for holding pleas following the justiciary of Ireland, and before the 

justices of the Common Bench of Dublin, and the king has ordered the said 

justices to admit him to that office. By p.s. [7376.] 

Nov. 26. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Clarendon, be elected in place of Walter Rughheved of Spaldyng, who is so weak 
that he cannot travel to perform the duties of that office. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the 

Clarendon, forest of Galtres in place of Gregory de Thornton, who is so sick and bowed 
down by age that he cannot perform the duties of that office. 

By the testimony of Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond 
Trent. 

Dec. 2. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Clarendon, to be elected in place of John son of Thomas de Karliolo, who is insuffi- 
ciently qualified. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to restore to Simon le Litster, of Roder- 

Clarendon. ham, clerk, without delay, his lands, goods, and chattels which were taken 
into the king's hand on liis being indicted before Henry de Percy and his 
fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in the West Riding in that county, for 
receiving Thomas Kene, Richard Drugg, Walter Innsand, and William 
Stork, approvers of hanged thieves, as Simon has purged his innocence 
before W. archbishop of York, diocesan of the place, to whom he was de- 
livered by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

Dec. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Clarendon, to be maile to William Trussel, late escheator this side Trent, in his account 
at the exchequer, for such fee for the time when he was escheator there, as 
other escheators there have been allowed. 



Membrane 6 — Schedule, 

Warnntia dierum. 

Feb. 15. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Henry son of Hugh in 

Pontefiact. default for not appearing on Wednesday, the octaves of Hilary last, in the 

suit l)efore them between Joan, late the wife of Hugh son of Henry son of 

Hugh, and the said Henry, concerning the payment by the said Henry to 



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May 29. 
Tweedmouth. 



1333. Membrane 6 — Schedule — cont. 

the said Joan of 370 marks which are in arrears to her of a yearly rent of 
20 marks, as Henrv was in the king's service, by his order, on that day. 

By p.s. [6240.] 

To the same. Order not to put Henry fitz Hugh of Ravenswath in 
default for not appearing on Wednesday, the octaves of Hilary last, in 
the suit before them between Joan, late the wife of Hugh son of Henry fitz 
Hugh, and the said Henry, conceining a debt of 19/. which Joan exacts 
from Henry, because he was in the king's service, by his order, on that day. 

By the same writ. 

Feb, 24. To the same. Order not to put Geoffrey de Say, knight, in default for 

Pontefract. uot appearing on Wednesday, the quinzaine of Martinmas last, in a suit 
before them between William son of William de Cheny, kniglit, demandant, 
and the said Geoffrey tenant, concerning the manor of Strete, except 4 vir- 
gates of land and 150 acres of pasture there, as Geoffrey was in the king's 
service, by his order, on that day. By p.s. [6263.] 

To the same. Order not to put John de Stonore in default for not 
appearing on Monday, the morrow of the month of Easter last, in the suit 
between John son of Adam son of John de Eepynghale, demandant, and 
the said John de Stonore and Matilda his wife, tenants, concerning 21 acres 
of land, 2 acres of meadow, and 4*. rent in Walcote, and concerning the 
mancr of Repyngbale, except 6 messuages, 40 acres of land and 7 acres of 
meadow there, as John was in the king's service, by his order, on that day. 

By p.s. 

Here John, bishop of TVinchester, the chancellor, retired, as appears 
enrolled in a memoranduvi on the dorse of this roll. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Bartholomew de Fana- 
court, knight, in default for not appearing on Monday, the morrow of three 
weeks after Easter lastj, in the suit before them l)etween Edm[und] de Twenge, 
demandant, and the said Bartholomew, tenant, concerning two tofts and 
3 bovates of land in Brotton, as he was in the king's service, by his order, 
on that day. ^y p.s. [6485.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Thomas West, 
knight, in default for not appearing on Monday, after St. Edmund tlie king 
last, in a suit before them in the hustings of London, between Hugh son 
of Hugh le Blouiid, demandant, and the said Thomas, tenant, concerning a 
messuage in London, as he was in the king's service, by his order, on that 
day. ' By p.s. [7494.] 

Jan. 21. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Roger Huse, in default 

Duustaple. for net appearing on Monda) , the moriow of tluee weeks after Easter last, 

in the suit before them between Geoffrey de Colvill, knight, demandant, and 

the said Roger, tenant, concerning the manor of Hachwode, as he was in 

the king's service, by his order, on that day. By p.s. [7490.] 



Julv 22. 

Berwick-on- 

Tweed. 



1334. 

Jan. 22. 

Dunstaple. 



1333. 

Dec. 5. 

iMarlborough. 



Membrane 5. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchetpier. Order to cause allowance 
1o be made to Peter de Saltenierssh, sheriff of York, in his account at the 
exchequer, for 22.«. 6J., which he has paid to William de Excestr[ia], crier 
of the same ])lace (placee) for his expenses in repairing tiie bars of the 
exchequer and other necessary things for the session of the justices and 
clerks of that place (^^/f/rce), at York, mnde by the said William from the 
issues of his bailiwick, by bill of Geoffrey lo Scrop, chief justice of these 
pleas. 

L 2 



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1334. 
Dec. 1. 

Clarendon. 



Dec. 8. 
Clarendon. 



Dec. &. 
Marlborough. 



Dec. 14. 
Marlborough. 



Dec. 8. 
Marlborough. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

Thomas de Musgrave, imprisoned in Carlisle castle for trespass of vert 
and venison in Ingelwod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the 
Forest beyond Treat, to bail him until the coming of the justices next in 
eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Cumberland. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause the manor of Suthcadebury, 
in that county, to be restored, without delay, to Margaret late the wife of 
Reginald de Frome, together with the issues thereof, as lately at the prose- 
cution of the said Margaret, showing that the said manor, which she and 
Reginald held as her dower, was taken into the king's hand because of a 
false oath made by Reginald and others in a certain inquisition taken before 
William de Bereford and his fellows, justices of the Bench of the late king, 
between Ralph de Camoys, demandant, and Walter son of Lucy de Meriet, 
tenant, concerning the manor of Bradeford near Taunton, except a garden, 
80 acres of laud, 4 acres of meadow, two messuages and the fourth part of 
a messuage there, of which he was convicted before William de Herle and 
his fellows, justices of the Bench, by a jury of 24 knights, and that the said 
Reginald is now dead, and beseeching the king to cause the said manor with 
the issues thereof, to be restored to her ; the king therefore appointed certain 
lieges to take an inquisition on this matter, namely .Tohn de Preston, late 
mayor of London, and Robert de Kelleseye, by which it was found that 
Reginald died on Thursday, Midsummer day last, in the Flete prison in the 
suburb of London, in the custody of Edmund de Cheyny, keeper of that 
prison ; and by another inquisition taken before John de Erlegh and John 
de la Fosse, it is found that Reginald and Margaret held a third part of 
that manor in dower of the said Margaret, from the dotation of John du 
Boys, her former husband, by the assignment of John [de] Pauncefot, chief 
lord of that manor, and two parts of that manor in allowance of her dower 
from the lands of the said John du Boys in Phelippeston, co. Dorset, Nither- 
hamptou, co. Wilts, Bytewode and Dounheved, co. Somerset, from the 
second year of the late king's reign to the day on \vhich the said manor was 
taken into the king's hand, and that that manor is held of John de Pauncefot 
by knight's service, and is worth 19/. yearly. 

To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to William de Newenbam, Simon de Daventre, John de Pitte and John 
de Holte, clerks of chancery, from the issues of that hanaper, for writing 
divers extracts concerning divers donations and grants made by the said 
John de Wodehous, 5 marks, which the king has granted to them for their 
labour. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause the bedelry of the hundreds 
of Dorset to be resumed into the king's hand and delivered to John Streth, 
the king's yeoman, together with the issues thereof from 3 October last, on 
which day the king granted the said office to John for life for his good 
service, and the king lately learned that John had been prevented from 
having that office by John son of Robert de Farendon, and John de 
Durbargh, who occupied it, and the king ordered the sheriff to cause the said 
John son of Robert and John de Durburgh to appear in chancery on the 
morrow of St. Nicholas last, to show reason why that office should not be 
resumed into the king's hands and delivered to the said John Streth, and 
afterwards to do and receive what the king's court should decide, and they 
did not appear on that day, and sent no one for them. 

To the keeper of Birlaund mine, co. Devon. Order to pay to Thomas 
de Stapelford, whom on 15 June last the king appointed to the office of 
controller of that mine, to hold during pleasure, the arrears of his wages for 
thai office, and to pay these wages henceforth as long as Thomas shall hold 
that office, from the issues of the said mine. 



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]^334_ Membrane 5 — cont. 

Dec. 8. Robert son of William de Mulcastr[ia], imprisoned in Carlisle castle for 

Marlborough, trespass of vert and venison in Ingelwod forest has letters to Ralph de 
Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the coming of 
the justices next in eyre of pleas of the Forest in co. Cumberland. 

Dec. 16. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of Thornholm to 

Marlborough, have full seisin, without delay, of a toft in Appelby, which Robert Swyn- 
herd of Appelby held, who was hanged for felony, and which has been in 
the king's hand for a year and a day, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff, that Robert held that toft of the prior, and that Matthew 
Brown, late escheator in that county, had the year, day and waste thereof, 
and ought to answer for them to the king. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Clarendon, elected in place of Robert de Hoddele, who is insufl&ciently qualified. 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

A like order to the same to elect a coroner in place of Roger le Wyde- 
were. 

Vacated because it was surrendered. 

A like oi'der to the same to elect a coroner in place of Geoffrey de Elstone. 
Vacated because it was surrendered. 

Nov. 2o. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause Ralph de Nevill, 

Wincanton. keeper of the temporalities of the l)ishopric of Durham, to have tallies, 
without delay for 200/,, wliich he has delivered to John Darcy, justiciary of 
Ireland, and for 40/. which he has delivered to Robert de Scardebugh, chief 
justice of the Bench in Ireland, by the king's order, from the issues of that 
bishopric, as the king's gift. By p.s. [7363.] 

Jan. 3. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 

Wallingford. Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with lands in co. Chester and 
elsewhere which Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Baddelesmere, 
tenant in chief of the late king, held in dower and otherwise, for life, of the 
inheritance of Giles, son and heir of the said Bartholomew, a minor in the 
king's wardship, in that bailiwick at her death, permitting H. bishop of 
Lincoln, formerly treasurer, to hold those lands according to the tenor of the 
king's grant to him, delivering the issues to him, from the date of 
Margaret's death, as the king lately granted to the bishop for his good and 
laudable service to him and to Queen Isabella, the custody of the said lands 
which were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the said heir, to 
hold as the king's gift until the heir should come of age together with the 
reversions of the lands which are held in dower or otherwise, for life, of the 
said inheritance and of the lands in tail to that heir during his minority, 
with the marriage of the said heir. 

The like to the following : 

John de Bloumvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. 
John de Peyto the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 

Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. 
Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 
Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford and Buckingham. 

To Edward, earl of Chester, the king's son, or to his justice or to him 
who supplies the place of that justice. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the said lands, permitting the bishop to hold them and restoring the 
issues thereof to him. 

Jan. 3. To John de Wodehous, clerk. Order not to intermeddle with a messuage, 

Wallingford. 4 tofts, a mill and 24 bovates and the moiety of acarucate of land in North- 



166 



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1334. Membrane 5 — cont. 

geveldale and Estgeveldale, co. York, which were granted to hira, permit- 
ting the executors of the will of Margaret late the wife of Duugall Mak- 
dowel, and her children to hold them until the heir of Henry de Malton, 
tenant in chief of the late king, shall come of age, restoring the issues thereof 
to the said executors and children, as the late king granted to Duugall, the 
custody of all the lands which belonged to Henry at his death, in cos. York 
and Cumberland, which were in the late king's hand by reason of the 
minority of Henry's heir, to hold until the heir should come of age, render- 
ing therefrom 30/. yearly to the said king at the exchequer, and also wished 
that 20/. which the said Duugall received yearly at the exchequer at will, 
for his good service to the late king, should be allowed in the said ferm as 
long as he should hold that custody, so that he sliould answer to the late 
king at the exchequer, for the remaining 10/. ; and afterwards, the present 
king, wi.shing to do favour to Duugall, sent the said 10/. to him and granted 
that lie should have that custody until the heir should come of age without 
rendering iinythiug therefrom to the king ; and subsequently because Duugall 
died, the king having compassion on the state of Margtiret and her children, 
granted that she should hold the said custody for the maintenance of herself 
and her children, as her husband liad held it, until the heir should come of 
age ; and now the king has learned from the executors and children, that the 
said tenements in Northgeveldale and Estgeveldale, of which Henry died 
seised, and of which Duugall and Margaret were seised by virtue of the 
aforesaid grant, were taken into the late king's hand by reason of the minority 
of Henry's heir, and granted to John de Wodehous to hold until the heir 
.shall come of age, rendering to the king yearly a certain fixed ferm, as has 
been found by an inquisition taken by John do Louthre, escheator in co. 
York. 



1333. 

Dec. 14. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 27. 
Wallinjribrd. 



Membrane 4. 

To William Trussel, keeper of the king's manor of Odyham, or to hira 
who supplies his place there. Order to permit Richard de Ayremynne, 
chancellor of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, to have the common of pasture 
belonging to Odyham church, for certain animals in the following places, 
to wit : for his pigs, without number, in all the fields of the said manor, 
and in all the arable demesne lands of Odyham, both in stubble and in fallow 
lands and in the wood of Whitemondeslye, and in the common of pasture of 
Holnhurst, quit of herbage and pannage for the whole year, except a certain 
field called * Donnynglye,' and also for having the right of common in that 
wood, and in the said pasture of Holnhurst with all manner of horses, mares, 
oxen, cows, heifeis, young oxen and calves, without measurement of pasture 
and without number, quit of herbage for the whole year, because it has been 
found by an inquisition taken by John de Tycheburn and Roger de Fifhide 
in the presence of the person supplying William's place, that Ralph de 
Eboraco, sometime chancellor of St Mary's church, Salisbury, and parson of 
Odyham church, the predecessor of the said Richard, was seised of the said 
common of pasture for the said animals in the said places, and that Ralph 
and all his predecessors, chancellors of St. Mary's church, Salisbury, and 
parsons of Odyham church, had seisin thereof from time out of mind, until 
Ralph was impeded and ejected therefrom wilfully and without cause by 
Philip Marrayon, then bailiff ol the said manor, under Hugh le Despenser, 
keeper of the castle and manor of Odyham, in the 31st year of the reign, 
of Edward I., and that Richard and all other successors of Ralph had 
been deprived of that common of pasture from that time. By p.s. 

To Robert Sclyinan, escheator i;i cos. IJedford, Buckingham, Oxford, 
Berks, Southampton and Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further with the 



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1333. Membrane 4 — cont. 

manor of Hadenham, restoriug the issues thereof to the prior of Rochester 
without delay, as the king lately ordered the eschealor to show why he had 
taken that manor into the king's hand, and the escheator certified that he 
had done so because of the deposition of John, late prior of Rochester, who 
held the said manor of the king, and William, formerly king of England, by 
his charter, which the king has inspected, gave to the church of St. Andrew, 
Rochester, the said manor, in fraucalmoign. 

Dec. 22. To William de Eland, constable of Nottingham castle. Order not to 

WHlliugford, intermeddle with the priory of Lenton or its temporalities, restoring the 
issues thereof to the prior there without diminuiioii, as it was lately found 
by inquisition that the sheriff of Nottiughaai or the constable of the said 
castle who was wont, at the request of the sub-prior and convent of Lenton, 
to place one of his Serjeants at the gate of that priory in time of a voidance, to 
see that its goods were not dissipated, who was to depart immediately the 
fealty of the new prior had been taken by the king, without receiving any- 
thing except victuals for his maintenance during the said voidance, and that 
the king's progenitors never received any profits from that priory during a 
voidance ; and the king granted that no escheator or other minister of his 
should ever enter upon the temporalities of that priory or intermeddle with 
them, during a voidance, except that the said .sheriff or constable should 
place a servant at the gate there as aforesaid, who should depart when the 
fealty of the new prior had been taken ; and now the king has taken the 
fealty of brother Astorgius de Gorciis, whom the abbot of Cluny has ordained 
to be prior of that priory, void by the death of brother Guy, the late 
prior there. By p.s. [7393.] 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos, York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
laud and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with two 
messuages and 80 acres of land, 1^ acres of wood, and a fourth part of a 
mill in Killum and Palxton which Adam son of Thomas de Killum lately 
acquired of Alina de Swethop, and 16 acres of land and the moiety of a 
messuage in Killum which the said Adam acquired from Thomas de Klen- 
hill. restoring the issues to Adam without delay, as in the statute passed at 
Westminster, in the 1st year of the king's reign, it was provided that ho 
one should be harassed by reason of the acquisition of lands which were held 
of the king's progenitors as of honours, and by an inquisition taken by the 
escheator it was found that the said messuages, etc., which Alina and 
Thomas held of the late king in cliief as of the castle of Werk, then in that 
king's hand, are now held of William de Monte xlcuto, now lord of that 
castle, and not of the king, and that the said messuages, etc., were taken into 
the king's hand by reason of the said acquisition. 

To the same. A like order, ^mutatis mutandis,' not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage ami 24 acres of land in Killum, which Patrick son 
of William de Killum lately accjuired of Nicholas de Killum, and a messuage 
and 60 acres of land, 1,, acres of wood, the moiety of a messuage and the 
fourtli part of a mill in that town and Palxton, which the said Patrick ac- 
quired of Alina de Swethope, which messuages, etc., the said Nicholas and 
Alina held of the late king in chief, as of the castle of Werk. 

Jan. 8. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

vVallingford. John de Broghton,to whom the late king committed the custody of the gate 
of Wyndesore park and the manor there, for life, to receive as much for that 
custody as Laurence de Bagshote, deceased, a former keepir, had therefor, the 
arrears of his wages from the time that constable was appointed, and to 
pay such wages henceforth, from the issues of that bailiwick, as long as he 
is constable. 



1334. 

Jan . 1 . 

VValliDgford. 



168 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane 4 — cont. 

Jan. 14. To the sherifp of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the fore.st 

Wallingford. of Inglewode to be elected in place of Robert de Neubiggyn, who is in- 
sufBciently qualified. 

Jan. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Ranulph de Dacre, sheriff 

Wallingford. of Cumberland and keeper of Carlisle castle, has besought the king to cause 
allowance to be made to him in the arrears of his account for the issues of 
that bailiwick, now rendered before the treasurer and barons at the exchequer, 
for the costs and expenses which he incurred for the safe keeping of that 
castle during the late seige of Berwick-upon-Tweed, by the oi'der of J. 
bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, in retaining men at arms, hobelers and 
archei's, to the sum of 47/. ; * the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons tu cause diligent enquiry to be made concerning the said expenses, 
and to cause allowance to be made to Ranulph as aforesaid for such expenses 
which he shall be found to have incuri'ed, and to cause him to have respite 
for the said arrears, up to that sum, in the mean time. By p.s. [7450.] 

Jan. 8. To Geoffrey le Scrop. Order to receive the writs, rolls, records, processes, 

Wallingford memoranda and all other things touching the office of chief justice for hold- 
ing pleas before the king, which oflfice the king wishes him to have during 
pleasure, from Richard de Wylughby, by indenture, and to hold the said 
pleas as is becoming, the king having ordered Richard to deliver the said 
writs, etc. to him. By p.s. [7453.] 

To Richard de Wylughby. Concurrent order to deliver the said writs, 
etc. to Geoffrey. By the same writ. 

Jan. 18. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

Walliugford. land and Westmorland. Order to retain a certain shop in Baumburgh in 
the king's hand, paying to Thomas son of Adam son of Maurice de Baum- 
burgh, 4*. yearly from the said shop, as long as it shall remain in the king's 
hand, as the escheator returned that he had taken that shop into the king's 
hand V»ecause he had found by inquisition of office that William son of 
Laurence de Baumburgh, who held a shop of the king in chief in Baumburgh, 
for life, of the inheritance of the said Thomas, rendering to him 4s. yearly, 
committed felony by killing Henry le Synewrigh. 



1333. 

Dec. 28. 
Wallinjjford. 



1334. 

Jan. 4. 
Wallingford. 



Membrane 3! 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 
divers defects which exist within certain houses in Beaumarreys castle, 
which are in great need of repair, to be amended from the issues of that 
bailiwick by the view and testimony of the constable there, or of him who 
supplies his place, and to cause that castle to be suitably munitioned with 
victuals, as was customary in past times. By p.s. [7411.] 

To the same. Order to pay to William Trussel, constable of Beaumarreis 
castle, by indenture, the arrears of his fee for the time when he was constable 
there from the issues of that bailiwick. By the same writ. 

To Robert Selymau, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause Giles de Badlesmere son and 
heir of Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, tenant in 
chief, who is in the king's wardsliip, to ha\ e full seisin of the lands of which 
bis mother was seised in her demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick at her 
death, and also of the lands which she held in dower or otherwise of the 



The privy seal gives the amount as 147^. 



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Jan. 14. 

Woodstock, 



1334. Membrane's — cont. 

inheritence of the said Giles, whose homao^e the king has taken for the lands 
which Margaret held of the king in chief at her death, and has rendered 
them to him, although he is not yet of full age. By p.s. [7428.] 

The like to the following : 

WiUiam de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 

Middlesex. 
John de Blomvill, e-scbeator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. 
John de Peyto the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 

Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. 
Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland. 
John Moriz, escheator in Ireland. 

Jan. 12. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Oxford, Berks, Bed- 

Woodstock, ford and Buckingham. Order to cause Henry de Chalfhunte and Matilda 
his wife, daughter and heir of John Gerounde, tenant in chief, to have full 
seisin of all the lands of which the said John was seised in his demesne as 
of fee, in that bailiwick at his death, as Matilda has proved her age before 
the escheator, and the king has taken her fealty for all the lands which John 
held at his death of the king in chief. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
Middlesex. Order to cause the same Henry and Matilda to have full seisin 
of all the lands of which the said John was seised in his demesne as of fee 
in that bailiwick at his death, as Matilda has proved her age as aforesaid, 
and the king has taken her fealty for the lauds which John held of the king 
in chief. 

Jan. 18. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

Wallin^ford. land and Westmorland. Order to amove the king's" hand from two parts of 
a third part of the manor of Skelton, co. Cumberland, and not to inter- 
meddle further with them, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator 
returned that he had taken the said two parts into the king's hand because 
he had found by inquisition of otRce that Walter son of Richard de Kirke- 
bride held them of the king in chief and alienated them in fee to Thomas 
de Burgo, clerk, and to William de Kirkeby ; and that Thomas and William 
re-enfeoffed Walter of the said two parts without the king's licence ; and 
subsequently the king learned from Walter that he had granted the said two 
parts to Thomas and William for a term of twelve years and not in fee, and 
the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition on the matter, by which 
it was found that Walter demised the said two parts to Thomas and William 
for a term of twelve years, and that the said two parts are held of the king 
in chief by the service of 5*. yeai'ly to cornage, and that they are worth 60*. 
yearly. 

Jan. 16. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Woodstock, in the town of Southampton. Order to cause the abbot and convent of 
King's Beaulieu to have a tun of wine of the right prise for the present 
year, which king Henry III. had granted them to receive yearly at South- 
ampton of his gift between Christmas and the Purification, to celebrate 
masses in the church of Beaulieu. 

Jan. 7. To John de Peyto the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 

Wallmgford. Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Whereas 
on 3 FeV)ruary last the king committed to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, the cus- 
tody of the castle and manor of Wygemore and the manor of Clebury with 
the chace of Were, which belonged to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in 
chief, and which are in the king's hand by reason of the minority of 
Edmund's heir, to hold until the heir should come of age : and the king 



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1334. 



Membiant 



cont. 



Jan. 9. 

Wallingford. 



Jan. 23. 

Dunstaple. 



Jan. 20. 
Dunstaple. 



1833. 

Sept. 17. 
StaDstead. 



ordered theescheator to take into the king's hand the lands at la Boure, near 
Arleye, co. Stafford, of which Edmund died seised in his demesne as of fee, 
!ind which are members of the manor of Clebury, as was found by the 
inquisition post mortem of Edmund, which lands had been occupied by 
certain persons uj^on the king's seisin, and to deliver them to the bishop, 
together with the issues thereof from 3 February last ; and because pre- 
viously on 5 January, in the 5th year of his reign, the king iiad committed 
to Isolde de Audele the custody of the weir in the water of Severn and of 
the passages of that water, and of the woods within the cliace of Were, and 
also of a messuage and carucate of land, which messuage and land belonged 
to Adam de la Boure, pertaining to the manor of Arleye, co. Stafford, which 
weirs, etc. are in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir, to 
hold until the heir should come of age, rendering therefrom the extent 
thereof yearly to the king at (he exchequer, the king orders the escheator 
to ascertain whether the king made the said grant, and if so, to cause the 
said lands to be resumed into his hand and delivered, together with the 
issues, to the said Isolda, to hold according to the tenor of the king's grant. 

By p.s. 

To the sheriffs of London for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
John de Shordich the arrears of 40/. j early from the ferm of London, from 
2 February last, on which day the king granted to .John, who has received 
the order of knighthood from the king, to maintain himself suitably in that 
order and in the king's service, the said yearly payment to be received from 
the said ferm by the hands of the sheriffs, until the king shall cause him to 
be provided with 40/. yearly of laud and rent for life. By p.s. [7462.] 

Et erat patens. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
Waverle monastery, of the Cistercian order, a tun of wine from the first 
wines brought to that port in the preseut season of rack, as the king lately 
granted to them by his charter that they should receive a tun of red wine 
yearly from that port from the first wines in the season of rack, to wit, 
between Christmas and the Purification, for the celebration of masses in the 
monastery for the souls of all the faithful dead. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middle- 
sex. Or ler not to intermeddle further with a messuage in the town of 
Westminster with a garden containing about a rood of land there, restoring 
the i.«sues thereof to Adam de Burgoyne, as the escheator returned that the 
messuage and garden had been taken into the king's hand by William 
Trussel, late escheator this side Trent, who had delivered them to William 
de Northo by indenture, asserting in that indenture that he had so taken 
them because of the alienation which John de Beteville, who held them of 
the king in chief, made thereof to Adam, witliout obtaining the king's 
licence ; and lately at the prosecution i)f Adam, showing that the said 
messuat e and garden are not held of the king, and that William Trussel 
took them into the king's hand wilfully and without reasonable cause, the 
king ordered William de Northo to take an inquisition on the matter, by 
which it was found that the said messuage and garden are held of Edmund 
de Cheny, keeper of Westminster palace, by the service of rendering yearly 
to Edmund a pound of cinnamon at the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, and 
that they are worth 13*. 4c/. yearly. 

To the same. Order not to distrain Luke de Vienne, knight, for his 
homage and fealty, as he has done homage and fealty to the king for the 
lauds which he holds of him. By p.s. [7211.] 



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1334. Membrane 3 — cont. 

Jan. 23. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Dunstaple. in the town of Southampton. Order to cau.se the abbot and convent of 
Si. Edward's place, Liittele, to have a tun of wine of the right prise, at 
Southampton for this year, in accordance with the grant of Henry III. 



Membrane 2. 

Jan. 10. To Master William la Zouche, keeper of the great wardrobe, or to him 

Walliugford. who supplies his place. Order to deliver to W. archbishop of York, keeper 

of the great seal, the arrears of his fee of wax, which he ought to receive 

from the king by i-eason of his office, from St. Laurence last to Thursday, 

the octaves of Hilarj', next. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to deliver to W. arch- 
bishop of York, keeper of the great seal, the arrears of his fee of wine which 
he ought to receive from the king by reason of his office, from St. Laurence 
last to Thursday, the octaves of Hilary, next. 

Jan. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Dunstaple. to be marie to the sheriffs of Suffolk for what they shall be found to have 
paid to John de Torthorald sou of James de Torthorald of Scotland, of a 
payment of 100s. yeai'ly, by virtue of the king's grant to the said John, 
as on 17 January, in the 4tli year of the king's reign, at the prosecution of 
the said John, showing that the lands which his father held in Scotland had 
been placed in the hands of the king of Scotland because he had come from 
Scotland to the peace anrl fealty of the late king, and that the said James 
remained with the late king until he was killed in his service in the war 
of Scotland, and beseeching the king, as he ha^ nothing to live upon, to 
grant him 100s. yearly in aid of his maintenance, to be received yearly by 
the hands of the sheriff of Suffolk for the time being from the ferm which 
the lawful men of the town of Ixnyng in that county render yearly to the 
exchequer, by the hands of the sheriff, and the king granted the said rent of 
100s. to John as aforesaid, having compassion on his state, until the king 
shall make other provision for his state. 

Jan. 8. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellow.-, justices, appointed to hold pleas before 

Wallingfoid. the king. It has been shown to the king on behalf of Queen PhiJippa, com- 
plaining that whereas tlie hospital of St. Katherine without the Tower of 
London is of the foundation of Eleanor, sometime queen of England, the 
king's great grandmother, and is in the patronage of Queen Philippa, and 
endowed with divers possessions by the gift of the said Eleanor, and although 
Eleanor in the foundation of that hospital, reserved tor herself and succeeding 
queens of England the full and free power of ordaining or providing a suit- 
able master or keeper in that hospital after the death or cession of each keeper 
or master, and also of changing certain articles in the said foundation for the 
amelioration of that hospital, as fully appears in Eleanor's charter, which 
was confirmed by the king's grandfather and father ; and Eleanor and suc- 
ceeding queens have disposed of the custodyof the hospital and with the 
presentation and amoving of the masters or keepers, without interference from 
the king or his predecessors, yet those justices intend to proceed to the dis- 
cussion of an affair which is pending before the king between Richard de 
Lusteshull, who pretends that he is master of that hospital, and Roger 
Bast, po.ssessing the custody thereof, upon those things which touch the 
disposition and urdaining of the custody of the hospital and the prosecution 
or aniovement of the keeper of the same, wherefore the said queen has be- 
sought the king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders those justices 
to view the said charter and cooffrmations, and if they shall hud that they mh 



172 



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1334. Membrane 2 — cont. 

as aforesaid, then to supersede the said plea between the said Richard and 
Richard, informing them on the king's behalf that they shall prosecute that 
afiair before the queen and her council if they see fit to do so. 

By p.s. [7459.] 



Membrane 1. 

Jan. 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Wood.stock. to be made to Thomas de Bradestan, fermor of the castle and barton 

of Gloucester, with the tyne there, for such wages and fees for himself, 

the door-keeper and watchman there, as other fermors or keepers have 

hitherto had allowed for themselves, their door-keepers and watchmen. 

By p.s. [7477.] 

Jan. 2. To Robert de UiFord, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Walliiigford. supplies his place in the forest of Dene. Order not to distrain William 

Hathewe for his homage and fealty, as he has done homage and fealty to 

the king for the lands which he holds of him. By p.s. [7423.] 

Jan. 1. To the same. Order not to distrain John de Aure for his homage and 

Wallingford. fealty, as he has done homage and fealty to the king for the lands which 

he holds of him. By p.s. [7420.] 

Jan. 22. To Roger de Grey, keeper of Bergeveuy castle in South Wales. Order to 

Dunstaple. restore to Robert de Middelton, the king's yeoman, the bailiwick of the 
serjeanty of the land of Went in South Wales, from which the keeper 
has voluntarily amoved the king's hand, together with the issues from 
13 January in the 4th year of the king's reign, on which day the king 
granted to Robert the said bailiwick, which belonged to John de Hastynges, 
tenant in chief of the late king, and which is in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of Laurence, John's son and heir, to hold, as others have 
hitherto held it, until the heir shall come of age. By p.6. [7495.] 



1333. 

Sept. 13. 
Sheeu. 



Sept. 15. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 8. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 17 d. 

Robert le Conestable of Fleynburgh, knight, and William his son, and 
Walter son of Hugh de Fleynburgh, acknowledge that they ow'e to the prior 
of Watton 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. "York. — Michael de Wath received the acknowledgment. 

Ralph de Hastynges, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William, arch- 
bishop of York, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on pa{/ment. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
all the ports in that bailiwick that all the arrests made upon subjects of 
the count of Flanders or their goods shall be dearrested without delay, and 
that all those who have such goods shall restore them when they have 
learned to whom they belong, and that all the men and merchants of that 
count's dominions and power may come freely into the kingdom and power 
of the king with their goods and merchandise, and buy and sell there, and 
depart thence when they please, making the usual customs due in the kingdom, 
in conformity with an agreement lately made between the envoys of the king 
and those of the said count and the proctors of the towns of Brugges, Ypre and 
Ghent, that all arrests made on either side should be mutually dearrested, 



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1333. 



Sept. 18. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 21. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 22. 
Odiham. 



Sept, 22. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 13. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 23. 
Odiham. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Membrane \7d — cont. 

and the goods delivered, and that all merchants of the king's power might 
go safely in Flanders, and all merchants of the count's power go safely in 
England. By p.s. [7191.] 

[_Fcedera.] 

The like to the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

Eustace de Folevill acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, 
clerk, 36.9. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Leicester. 

William Sayn Jame of Drenton acknowledges that he owes to John son 
of James Jordan of N^orth Burton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Grymston, late parson of Styvelyngflet church, Robert de 
Grymston and William de Grymston, vicar of St. Peter's church, York, 
acknowledge that they owe to Master John son of Richard de Burton 
25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Robert de Grymston and William de Grymston, vicar of St. Peter's 
church, York, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Grymston 44/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. York. 

Master Richard de Eryum came before the king on Wednesday, the mor- 
row of St. Matthew the Apostle, and sought to replevy his land in Eryum, 
which was taken into the king's hand on account of his default before the 
justices of the Bench, against Cicely, late the wife of William Bret. This 
is signified to the justices. 

To the archbishop of Canterbury. Order to assemble the prelates and 
clergy of that province at London on Monday after Martinmas next, so that 
the prelates may be there in person and the clergy by their proctors, to treat 
of the assistance which they will give to the king for the great expenses 
incurred hy him in the war of Scotland. By p.s. [7201.] 

Vacated because othervnse below. 

The like to the archbishop of York, for a council at York on Monday 
after the octaves of Martinmas next. By the same writ. 

Vacated. 

William de Barton, parson of the church of Arneclif in Craven, York 
diocese, acknowledges that he owes to William, archbishop of York, 
20/. ; tol3e levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and eccle- 
siastical goods in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of York. Because from divers complaints of the men of 
that county the king has learned that several vagabonds and others who 
lately had the king's charters of pardon for divers felonies committed by 
them, drawing divers malefactors and peace - breakers to them, making 
assemblies and illicit gatherings both by day and night, in that county, 
ob.serving the passes in woods and other suspect places, wander in fairs, 
markets, and elsewhere in that county, and run about threatening the men 
who point out them and their accomplices, in life and members, and in the 
burning of their houses, lying in wait for them and others in the said fail's, 
markets and wood, mutilating some, killing others, robbing some and per- 
petrating numerous other crimes, and that these felonies, which ought to be 
presented in that sheriff's tourns, and in other courts of the king, have 
hitherto remained concealed, by which the king's peace is much injured and 
the malefactors are rendered more audacious to perpetrate such evils ; the 



174 



CALEINTDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Sept. 13. 

Odiham. 



Sept. 22. 
Norwich. 



Sept. 28. 
Waltham. 

Sept. 30. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 1. 
Waliham. 



Oct. 2. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 3. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 4. 

Waltham 

Holy Cros?. 



Membrane 17 d — cont. 
kius therefore orders the sheriff to associate with hiin a discreet and lawful 

O ... 

man of that county to inquire \a fit places concerning the names of such 
malefactors and of their crimes, and to arrest and imprison those who are 
indicted, using the posse comitatus if necrss'iry for this purpose, and to 
inform the king immediately of the names of malefactors so attached. 

By C. 

To the prior and convent of Bernewell. Request to admit Thomas le 
Clerk of Derset, whom the king wishes to provide with fit maintenance, at 
the request of Queen Isabella, to have such mnintenance from that house as 



William de Haukedou, deceased, had there. 



By p.s. [7206.] 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deUver to John 
de Nevill of Horneby the hundred of B:adef->rd, co. Salop, worth 24 marks 
yearly, together with the issues thereof from the time of its being taken 
into the king's hand, to be held until the next parliament, so that it may 
then be ordained what shall be done, notwithstanding the king's order to take 
such hundreds into his hand, discharging the sheriff of that county towards 
the king in the meantime ; as the king lately granted the said hundred to 
John with the consent of the prelates, earls, barons, and other magnates of 
the realm., for his good and laudable service, and chiefly on accmnt of the 
dangers to which John exposed himself in Nottingham castle in arresting 
certnin persons by whom the affairs of the kingdom and the people were 
suffering great harm, at the king's command and wish and with certain 
other lieges, to hold for himself and the legitimate male heirs of his body, 
with reversion to the king in default of such issue ; and John has besought 
the king to cause the said hundred to be delivered to him, as it is now taken 
into the king's hand by virtue of the statute for taking hundreds which were 
annexed to the ferfns of counties into the king's hand, and for rejoining 
them to those counties. [^Fcedera.'] 

"William de Ilketon acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Fairfax 100*. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Brother William, abbot of Thornton-upon-Humbre, acknowledges for 
himself and convent that they owe to William de Melton, archbishop of 
York, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of pay.nent, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William, prior of ]\Ionks Bretton, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to William de ]Meiton, archbishop of Y''ork, 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Cicely de Stokesleye acknowledges that he owes to the 
master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, 20 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Moseley, parson of Dewesbury church, York diocese, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Simon de Baldreston, clerk, and to John de Burton, 
28/. 5«. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Henry de Balrigg came before the king on Monday after Michaelmas last, 
and sought to replevy to John son of Thomas de Ranieshouth, Matilda late the 
wife of Adam de Rameshouth, and Matilda, late t\\i\ wife of Thomas son of 
Adam de Rameshouth, their land in Boulton in Lonsdale, which was taken 
into the king's hand on account of their default before the justices of the 
Bench, against Thomas de Boulton. This is signified to the justices. 



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1333. 



Oct. 8. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 9. 
Waltham. 



Aug. 7. 



Membrane 17 d — cont, 

Thomas de Gloucestr[ia], clerk, came before the king on Monday after 
Michaelmas last, and sought to replevy to William Tulle of Walford and 
Queuilda his wife, and William Crul, their laud in Walford, which was 
taken into the king's hand on account of their default before the justices of 
the Bench, against Ague*, late the wife of William Bowyere of Walford. — 
This is signified to the justices. 



Barton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Adam de 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 



William de 
Fyncham 12/. 
in CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de la Ryver, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, \0l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Gerard son of Gerard Salveyne acknowledges that he owes to Martin de 
Grimston, chaplain, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 



To the abbess and convent of Romeseye. Order to grant to John de 
Northallerton. Sancto Paulo such pension yearly from that house as is fitting, as they are 
bound to grant a pen,sion to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new 
creation of the said abbess, until the clerk has been provided by them with 
a fitting ecclesiastical benwfice, and the king has selected John for bis great 
merits. By p.s. 



Oct. 8. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 6. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 11. 
Waltham. 



Membrane \Qd. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the hundred 
of Warmelowe in Ircheiiefeld to be restored and delivered to John de 
Bradeston, together witli the issues thereof from the time of its being taken 
into the king's hand, until the next parliament, that it may be ordained then 
what .shall be done, uotwiths^tanding the king's order to take such hundreds 
into his hand, discharging the sheriff of Hereford towards the king in the 
meantime ; as the king committed to John the custody of that hundred to hold 
during pleasure, rendering thence yearly to the king by the hands of the 
sheriff of Hereford as much as others who have had that custody have 
rendered therefor, notwithstanding any statute to the contrary, and John 
has besought the king that whereas by reason of the statute for taking such 
hundreds into the king's hands that hundred has now been taken into the 
king's hand, the king will be pleased to remove his hand therefrom, and 
cause it to be delivered to him. By p.s. 

The like to the sheriff of Hereford, ^mutatis mutandis,' except the clause 
for discharging the sheriff. By the same writ. 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 
to permit Thomas de Henlee, abbot elect of Westminster, who is going to the 
Roman court to have his confirmation, to cross from that port with his men, 
horses and equipments. 

John de Ware of Meldcbourne acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hildeburgworth 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

John son of John le Clerk of Trippelowe, and John le Mareschal of 
Trippelowe, acknowledge that they owe to .John de Hildeburgworth 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of puyraont, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Cambridge. 



176 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

Oct. 13. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 13. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 16. 

VValiham. 



Oct. 6. 

Waltham. 



Membrane 16c? — cont. 
John Rabace acknowledges that he owes to .John son of Richard de Clif 
7/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Master Robert Spignel, parson of Elvele church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Thomas Wake of Lydel 400/. ; to be levied, ia default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. York. Michael de Wath received the 
acknowledgment. 

William Chauncy of Skyrpenbek acknowledges that he owes to Roger 



Easy, citizen of York, 80/. 
and chattels in co. York. 



to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to restore and 
deliver to John de Denton the hundred of Grertre, together with the issues 
thereof from the time of its being taken into the king's hand, to be held 
until the next parliament, so that it may then be ordained what shall be 
done, notwithstanding tlie king's order to take such hundreds into his hand, 
discharging the sheriff of the said (^sic) county thereof, towards the king 
in the meantime, as Queen Isabella granted the bailiwick of the said hundred 
to John, for life, rendering to her yearly therefrom 16/. and afterwards 
the king accepted tliat grant and confirmed it, and the said John has besought 
the king to cause his hand to be amoved from it and to have it delivered to 
him, as it lias been taken into the king's hand by reason of the statute for 
so taking such hundreds as were annexed to the ferms of counties and re- 
uniting them to those counties. By C. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Richard de Clif to John Rabace 
and Emma his wife of all his claim to common of pasture in 180 acres of 
land in Osgodby, which Robert de Osgodby, grandfather of Emma, formerly 
lord of Osgodbi, approved and enclosed. Dated at York on 12 October, 
7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said John son of Richard came into chancery at 
York on 15 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Agnes, late the vpife Thomas atte Halle of 
Brauncepath, to Sir Henry de Edenestowe and Sir Robert de Edenestowe 
his brother, and to John de Holand and Sarah his wife, of her right and 
claim as dower or otherwise in all the lands which Henry, Robert and 
Sarah lately acquired of Thomas, in the town of Edenestowe, co. Notting- 
ham. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Baumburgh, Sir Thomas de Sibthorp, 
Sir William de Lound, Sir Robert de Rasen, Sir William de Thouresby. 
Dated at York on Saturday before St. Luke the Evangelist, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said Agnes came into chancery at York on the 
said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Walter de Heselarton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
John de Hothum of Scorburgh, knight, 500 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Peter de Wetewang, parson of the church of Broghton in Craven, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Roger de Couton 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To Alfonso, king of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia and Corsica, and count of 
Barcelona {Barchin''). The said Alfonso had requested the king to cause 
satisfaction to be given to the sons and heirs of Berenger de le Tone, his 
subject, for his goods and merchandise which he alleged had been robbed 
upon the sea, and James, king of Aragon, granted to Berenger the permission 



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1333. Membrane \i)d — cont. 

to take as a pledge (pignorandi) the things and goods of llic king and his 
subjects to the amount of 2000 pounds of Barcelona at which the said mer- 
chandise was valued, and 1 1,333*. 4(7. of that money as interest, ami 100/. for 
expenses in going on divers occasions to England to seek a remedy, and 
Alfonso informed the king that he had caused William de Twenge, who was 
in that county prosecuting Thomas de Gournay, a ciiminal, and wlio was 
arrested at the prosecution of the said heirs, to be delivered, and the hite 
king, in whose time the robbery wa^ committed, offered to cause speedy 
justice to be done to Berenger, who, however, did not appear to prosecute 
jiis cause, and the present king likewise offered to cause justice tg be done to 
the heirs, who answered that they did not wish to prosecute, and refused to 
give the names of the pirates; t!ie king therefore complains that it is not 
just for the said Alfonso to exact reprisals, and re(|u?sts that they may be 
withdrawn, and professes himself willing to cause justice to be done in the 
said case. [Foedera.j 



Oct. 10. 

Waltham. 



Oct. 6. 

Hiweriug-atte- 

Bowor. 



Membrane 15c?. 

Philip son of Elena Boketot puts in his place Henry de Ingelb}^ clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/., made to the said Elena 
and Philip in chancery, by Philip son of Michael Crok of co. South- 
ampton. 

John son of Nicholas Fourbour of York, chaplain, acknowledges that he 
owes to John son of Robert Eryoun of York 20 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to convoke the bisliops, abbots' 
priors and others, and all the clergy of that province at London on Monday 
the octaves of Martinmas next, the bishops, etc. in person, and the clergy after 
by suitable proctors, to treat of the defence of the kingdom ngainst the Scots, 
and to grant an aid for the enormous expenses incurred in war. 



Byp.s. [7276.] 

council at York on 
By the same writ. 



[Fcedera. Rep. Dig. of a Peer, p. 421.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York for a similar 
Monday after St. Katherine the Virgin next. 
{Ibid.-] 

Oct. 14. Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Wassyngton, and William Twenge, 

WaUham. knight, acknowledge that they owe to Master Henry de Ciif, clerk, 100s. ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and cli.ittels in co. 

York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Sancto Paulo one of the 

executors of Hcnry^s will. 

Memorandum, that Martin de Grymston, executor of the will of William 
de Hamelton, sometime dean of St. Peter's, York, came into chancery at York 
on 15 October, 7 Edward III. and confessed himself to be satisfied for 
35 marks which John son of Bartholomew de Catton upon Dorewent, Eliaa 
de Yapum, William le Mouner of Staynford Brigg, and Thomas son of Henry 
de Staynford Brigg, acknowledged that they owed lo AViiliam de Hamelton, 
in the chancery of Edward I., in the 31st year of his reign. 

Oct. G. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in cities, 

Waltham. borough.*, market towns, seaports and otho-r seaport towns tliat all merchants 
and others who have sutfered harm from the men of FlandtrH, fiom the time 
when the king did homage to the king of France at Amiens {A.'j'bianum) to 
the Purification next, shall be at York on the moriow of All Saints next, to 
lay their complaints before the commissioners appointed by the king and the 

96717. M 



178 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Oct. 18. 
Waltham. 



Oct. 18. 
^\'altllam. 



Menibi'ane \bd — cont, 

count of Flan Jers, to prove them as best they can, and to further do and 
receive what shall be ordained thereupon, as it was lately agreed between 
the king and the said count that they would give mutual satisfaction to those 
who had suffered harm from their respective subjects. By K and C. 

\^F(jedera.^ 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Northumberland. Nottingham. 

Cumberland. Derby. 

Westmorland. Lincoln, [/fiic?.] 

Lancaster. 

To the sheriff of Kent. The like order to cause the said persons having 
such complaints to be at York on the morrow of Martinmas next. 
iIbid.^ By K and C. 

The like to all the remaining sheriffs of England. \^lbid.'\ 

John de Dalby, parson of Abbekettelby church, acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert Hauberk of Grymston, 20/. ; to be leded, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

"William de Hurst acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de Clif, 
treasurer of Chichester church, 113/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his landti and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Geoffrey de Weston Underegge, the elder, puts in his place William, parson 
of Cruddewell church, and John de la Roche, to prosecute the execution of 
a recognisance for 100 marks, made to him in chancery by Geoffrey de 
Weston of London, ' draper,' and Richard de Welleford of London. — 
Thomas de Evesham received the attornment. 



Membrane 14<f. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Because John de Radeclive, Richard son of 

Waltham. William de Radeclive, .Jordan de Tettlelow and Richard his brother, 
John de Holt, and Geoffrey his brother, Thomas de Strangwas and John his 
brothei-, Roger son of Roger de Barlowe and Henry his brother, William 
son of Robert de Radeclive, John son of Robert de Radeclive par.son of 
Bury church, Thurstan son of William de Holand, Adam son of William 
de Radeclive and William his brother, Roger de ParvaBoulton, Robert son of 
Robert de Ayuesworth, Richard le Skynnere, William son of Emma Penker, 
Thomas son of Adam de Hyndelegh, Richard Hoguldogel, John son of 
Alexander de Prcstwicb, Roger Conne of Radeclive, Robert de Horneclive, 
Robert de Cantelowe, Henry son of Richard de Redich, Thomas Thurle- 
wynde, Robert son of Robert de Radeclive, Jordan de Walkedeue, John son 
of Adam de Hyndelegh, Henry son of Adam le Taillour of Blakebourn, 
Richard de Turton, Richard son of Geoffrey del Burches, William son of 
Wiiham Howel, Roger de Harewode, Nicholas de Medecroft, John son of 
Henry le Scrjaunt del Grenehalgh, John de Ewode, John FoxeofRade- 
clive, Gilbert le Flecher, Henry de Barlowe, William Mose of Weetlegh, 
Adam son of Robeit de Bouleton and Adam le Hunte are indicted in that 
county for the death of Willijim de Bradeshawe, knight, as appears by the 
tenor of that indictment, which the king has caused to be brought before 
I'im in chancery, wherefore the said accused have withdrawn from that 
county so that they may not be judged, thereupon the king orders that 
sheriff to take with him Richard Biroun, John de Standich and William de 
Worthy uton, to seize the goods and chattels of the said accused into the 



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179 



2^333^ Membrane 14<-Z — cont. 

king's hand without delay, and to keep <hem safe without dilapidation 
or diminution until the king orders otherwise, and to pursue and arrest 
tiiose of the said accused who are found in that bailiwick and detain them 
in prison until deliberation has been taken thereupon, taking the posse 
comitatiis for this purpose if necessary, and inform the king of all that he 
has done in this respect on the octaves of Martinmas, in chancery. By C 

Order to Richard de Biroun, John de Standich and William de Worthyn- 
ton to assist the sheriff as he shall make known to them. By 0. 

Oct. 20. Thomas de la Ryvere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Waltham. "William de Alburvvyk, chancellor of St. Peter's church, York, 100*.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. York. 

John de Carru acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth de Burgo, 
1000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Devon and Berks. 

Memoravidwn, that it was testified before the archbishop of York, keeper 
of the great seal, that the said John was of lull age. 

Oct. 21. Peter de Saltemersh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William, 

Walthum. archbishop of York, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

"William de Wederhale acknowledges that he owes to "William de la Pole, 
of Kyngeston upon Hull, 10/. ; to be levied, in default ol' payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 



Oct. 24. 
Hereford. 



Oct. 26. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 27. 

Hereford. 



Oct. 30. 
Windsor. 



Membrane \Zd. 

John de Hardeshull, knight, and Philip de HardeshuU acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, 400/.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Adam de Cliderhou, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Bartaill, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Simon de Shepeye, parson of Sudbury church, diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Waltham of Melton 
Moubray, 24 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Stafford. 

Ralph de Sancto Laudo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Neusum, keeper of certain horses of the king, 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Robert But of Boston acknowledges that he owes to George de Longe- 
vill, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

John Hammond, John Not and Simon de Dolsely, executors of the will 
of Adam de Salesbury, and John de Oxoji[ia], citizen of London, put in 
their place Adam de Braurafeld and John de Stoke, i o prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 429/. made to Adam and .John de Oxon[ia], in chancery, 
by John de Sancto Johanne of Busyng, of co. Southampton. 

M 2 



180 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 

Oct, 9. 

Ilavcriiiir-atte- 
Uower. 



Oct. 10. 
Waltham. 



Membrane \2d. 

William do Bannebury, who has long served the king and his progenitors, 
is sent to the abl)ot and convent of Leyston, fo receive such maintenance 
from that house, for life, as Simon le Wareisoner, deceased, had there for 
hfe at the late king's request. By p.s. [7281.] 

To the official of the court of Canterbury and to his commissary. 
Whereas lately at the prosecution of the prior of Lewes, showing that 
William de Warenna, sometime earl of Surrey, by his charter which the 
king's progenitors have confirmed by their charters, which the king has 
inspected, gave and gianted to the then prior of Lewes all the tenths arit-ing 
fTom the lands and demesnes which belonged to that earl and to his men 
and tenants in Enemede and elsewhere within the marshes of Leun, co. 
Norfolk, and the present prior and his predecessors have hitherto always 
received those tenths, and Hervey de Sfaunton, psirson of Elm church, Ely 
diocese, had drawn the then prior of Lewes into a plea before that official in 
the Court Christian upon those tenths, and the king several times forbad 
that official to hold that plea in the said court or attempt to do anything to 
the derogation of the royal dignity, chiefly because the cognisance of such 
chai'ters belongs to the king, and the collation of ti\ose tenths may devolve to 
the king by reason of a custody, and the king has hitherto been accustomed 
to confer huch tenths in certain of his demesnes; and sevei'al magnates have 
also conferred them in their demesnes; and afterwards, at the prosecution 
of the said Her\ey, in chancery, showing that he had been despoiled of the 
said tenths by that prior and others, and had sought for restitution before 
the said official, in tlie Court Christian, according to the form of the 
church tlieroupon, the king informed that official that he might proceed in that 
plea in the Court Christian in so far as the said spoliation was concerned, 
notwithstanding the said prohibition, bat subsequently it was suggested to 
the king in chancery that the prior and his predecessors possessed the said 
tithes by virtue of the said charters from time out of mind, and that Hervey 
had feigned himself to have been despoiled of them although he had 
at no time been in peaceful possession of the same, the king therefore 
ordered the sheriff of Norfolk to cau^e Hervey to appear before the king, in 
chancery, on the qninzaiiie of Michaelmas last, with the king's writs of con- 
sultation thereupon or with transcripts thereof, and also with the little book 
or article exhibited in the Court Christian on the premises and with 
other evidences touching the same, which day the king also gave to the prior 
to be i)resent in chancery with his charters, muniments and other evidences 
touching the premises, to do and receive what should their be ordained ; and 
Her\ ey did not appear on that day and sent no attorney, and the prior by 
Alan de Boys, his attorney, exhibited divers charters both of the earl of 
Surrey and of the king's predecessors by which it evidently appeared that 
the said tenths had been collated to the prior and house of Lewes, the king 
therefore strictly orders that official not to hold that plea in the Court 
Christian, or attempt to do anything to the prejudice of the said charters, 
notwithstanding the king's writs of consultation, etc. directed to him in this 
respect. 



Membraxe 10c?.* 

Nov. 1. To William Tnis^el. Order, immediately on sight of these presents, to go 

Marlborougli. in pcr.^on to York, to do what he shall then be commanded by the council 
in the kiuij's behalf. 



Membrane 11(7. is blank. 



7 EDWAED III.— rAUT If. ISl 



2333. Membrane 10c? — cont. 

Oct. 26. To Robert de UfFord, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Windsor. supplies his place in Essex forest. Order to cause the park of Adam de 
Welle of Theyden, which adjoins that forest and was taken into the king's 
hand for defect of the enclosure, to be replevied until the coining of the jus- 
tices for pleas of the Forest in co. Essex, so that the said park may be 
suflBciently enclosed in the meantime. 

Nov. 2. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to institute the view and regard 

Windsor. of the forest of Rokyngham, which the king has granted to queen Philippa 
for life, so that the regard may be made b(!fore the Annunciation next. 

Capitula. 

Membrane 9d. 

William de Nyweton, clerk, puts in his place Robert de Sudbury to pro- 

secute the execution of a recognisance for 72/., made to him iu chancery by 

John son of Kobert de Fareudon. 

Thomas de Wystowe of York, puts in his place Hugh de Bardelby to 

• prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 60*., made to him in chancery 

by William son of Geoffrey de Bekwyth, 

Nov. 4. Thomas de Hareworth acknowledges that ho owes to Neapoleo, cardinal 

Marlborough, of the Roman church, and to Peter de Etro, proctor of that cardinal in 
England, 23/. 10.?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, tliat Martin de Grrymston, executor of the will of William 
de Ilamelton, sometime dean of St. Peter's church, York, came into chancery 
at York, on 4 November, 7 Edward III., and confessed himself to be satisfied 
for 980 marks which Robert, abbot of Bardenay, acknowledged that he 
owed to the said William in the chancery of Edward I. in the 34tli year of 
his reign. 

Enrolment of release bv Martin de Grymeston, executor of the will of 
William de Hamelton, sometime dean of St. Peter's church, York, to the 
abbot and convent of Bardeneye monastery, Lincoln diocese, for the 980 
murks due to him by the preceding recognisance, behaving inspected certain 
letters of aquittance and writings under the seal of the said dean. Dated at 
Y'ork, on Wednesday the morrow of All Souls, 1333. 

Memorandum, that the said Martin came into chanceiy at York on 
5 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by William son of Acius de Flixton to Adam 
Coppandale of Beverley, his heirs and assigns, of his right in two messuages 
and six bovatcs of land in Hugate and also iu all other lands which Adam 
holds in that town. Witues.ses : John Coppandale of Beverley, 'I'homas 
Coppandale of the same, Patrick de Langedale, Robert de Middelton, and 
John de Ardaghby, clerk. Dated at York, on Friday after All Saints, 133.'^. 

Memorandum, that the said William came into chancery at York, on 
5 November, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Ocf. 6. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 

Waltham. market towns and other fitting places in that bailiwick, that all who have 
plaints against John, duke of Brabant, or his subjects, shall be at York a 
munth after Easter next to lay their complaints before the commissaries of 
the king and the duke Avho has petitioned the king to change the date 
originally fixed [as at page 103a/'ore]. By K. and C. 

\^Fcedera.'\ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, \_lhid.'] 



182 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1333. 



Nov. 8. 
JIarlborough. 



Oct. 8. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 



Nov. 15. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 



Nov. 15. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. II. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 9d — cont. 

To John duke of Brabant. Notification of alteration of the date for the 
said conference to a month after Easter next, and that the king does not 
intend to make any further prorogations. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

William de Elmedene acknowledges that he owes to Alan Leolf and 
Richard de Wyntryngham, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Scotland acknowledges that he owes to William Pedefor 
5 marks, 3s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Ralph de Say, the king's envoy, who has long well and faithfully served 
the king, and for Avhom the king has not yet provided according to the 
exigence of his state as he wishes, is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Ramesaye, to receive such maintenance in that house as Robert de Mane- 
feld, deceased, had there for life. By p.s. [7278.] 

William Darel of Queldrik acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Stele of 
Cotyngbam, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Master John de Scardeburgh, parson of Grove church, acknowedges that 
he owes to Thomas de Hercy, parson of Wyntringham church, IGl. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Nottingham. 

Ingelram Berenger, knight, puts in his place John de Bruggewater and 
Thomas de Grove, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
100/. made to him in chancery by William de Spersolte, knight. 

Agnes de Nevill puts in her place Thomas de Knaresburgh, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40 marks, made to her in 
chancery by William de Sancto Edmundo, parson of Walesby church. 

Richard Thomasyn of Rikhale, clerk, Walter de Scotton and Thomas de 
AUerton, citizens and merchants of York, acknowledge that tliey owe to John 
de Wodehous, clerk, 301/. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York, 

To William de Herle. Order to supersede the eyre in the liberty of the 
bishopric of Durham, void and in the king's hand, although the king had 
lately appointed him and others to be justices in eyre there, as the king, of 
his special favour, and by the fine which the men of that liberty have made 
with him, has granted to them that the present eyre shall not be held. 

By p.s. [7340.] 

The like to the following : 
John de Stonore. 
Richard dc Aldeburgh. 
Robert de Scorburgh. 

To Thomas Deyvill. Like order, although the king had afterwards 
associated him with the aforesaid lieges of the said eyre. By the same writ. 



Membrane 8d. 

Oct. 21. To the abbess and convent of Romeseye. The king sends Katherine de 

Windsor. Arderne to them, to be admitted as a nun in that house, as the abbess is 

bound to admit a nun at the king's nomination, by reason of her new 

creation. ' By p.s. [7305.] 



7 EDWARD Ur.— Paut II. 



183 



Nov. 13. 

Marlborough. 



N"ov. 12. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. 16. 
Marlborough. 



2333. Membrane 8d — C07ti. 

Nov. 2. John de Baddeby, yeoman of the king's napery, by reason of his good 

Marlborough, and long service, is sent to the prior and convent of Andevre, to receive such 

maintenance from that house for life as Richard le Najier, deceased, had 

there for life at the late king's request. By p.s. [7328.1 

Isabella daughter of William Thornef of Staynton acknowledges that she 
owes to Clement othe Greue of Seteryngton, 100/.; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. York. — The archbishop of York, 
keeper of the great seal, received the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that Isabella daughter of William 
Thornef of Staynton is bound to Clement othe Grene of Seteryngton in 
100/. by reason of the preceding recognisance, and Clement granted that if 
Isabella do not implead him, or recover against him by writ of dower, her 
lands in Seteryngton, the said recognisance shall be considered void. Dcited 
at York, on Saturday after Martinmas, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the said Isabella came into chancery on the said day 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To John de Cherleton, merchant. Order to be at York, without making 
any excuses, before St. Nicholas next, to do there what shall be commanded 
by the council. By K. and C. 

The like to Reginald de Conductu of London. 

Thomas de Lutteswell acknowledges that he owes to John de Stavord, 
1005. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Nicholas Hereberd of Throp near Daventre and Nicholas de Braken of 
York acknowledge that they owe to Adam de Braunfeld, clerk, 20s. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and chattels in co. North- 
ampton. 

Oct. 18. To Edward, earl of Chester, the king's son. David de Egerton has 

Waltham. besought the king showing that whereas William de Clynton, late justice of 
Chester, demised the office of sheriff of co. Chester while he held that 
county, to the said David, for paying a certain ferm thence for a certain 
time, to hold it as other sheriffs had held that office ; and divers men of that 
county, called ' chartrers ' had been discharged from divers customs pertain- 
ing to that office, which other sheriffs had been accustomed to receive, by a 
judgment rendered in the court of Chester, while that county was in the 
king's hand, as fully appears by the record and process of that judgment, 
which the king caused to come before him in chancery, but the earl exacted 
the entire ferm from David, who has besought the king to provide a remedy ; 
the king has therefore given him a day on which to appear before the 
council upon the premises at the next parliament, and orders the earl to 
cause the rolh and memoranda in his possession which concern that case to 
be inspf-cted, and cause some of his council who are fully informed of that 
affair to be sent to the said j)arliament with such evidences, superseding the 
demand made upon David for 68/. 8*. \Qd. for the said customs, in the 
meantime. 
Nov. 18. John de Gutiby acknowledges that he owes to John Gower of Wyrkesale 

Marlborough. 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. Cancelled on payment. 

John Gower of Wyrkesale acknowledges that he owes to John de Gunby 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels ia 
CO. York. Cancelled on payment. 

John de Gunby acknowledges that he owes to John Gower of Wyrkesale 
12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. Cancelled on payincnt. 



1S4 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1383. 

Nov. 8. 
Ludgershall. 



Nov. 8. 
Enfield. 



Sept. 8. 
Eltham. 



Membrane bd — cont. 

Ralph tie Tissyngton is sent to the prior and convent of Montacute to 
receive such m.antenance as William de Ramton, deceased, had there for 
life. Bj p.s. [7338.] 

To the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, keeper of the spirituality of 
the archbishopric of Canterbury, sede vacante. Repetition of the order sent 
to Simon, late archbishop of Canterbury, to summon a conference of the 
prelates and clergy of that province at Northampton on Monday after 
Epiphany next, to grant an aid to the king for his expenses in the war of 
Scotland [«s at page 177 above']. By p.s. [7337.] 

[Rep. Dig. of a Feer^ iv. p. 422.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to summon alike conference at York 
on Monday after the octaves of Epiphany next. By the same writ. 

[Ibid.'] 

John des Arches, the king's envoy, by reason of bis good service both to 
the king and his father, is sent to the abbot and convent of Crek, to have 
such maintenance in their house as Richard Rolf, deceased, had there for 
life at the request of the late king. By p.s. [7196.] 



Nov. 21. 
Marlborough. 



Nov. 26. 
Clarendon. 



Nov 27. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 29. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane Qd.* 

Henry Pech of Wakefeld, Adam son of Philip de Castelford, and William 
Bate of Wakefeld acknowledge that they owe to William de Melton, arch- 
bishop of York, 18/. ; to be levied, in default of paynient, of their lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Richard Waleys, knight, and Ralph de Wyndesore, parson of Hampeslape 
church, acknowledge that they owe to William de Melton, archbishop of 
York, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment, 

Robert de Morby, knight, and WiUiam de Morby acknowledge that they 
owe to the same archbishop 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Ralph de Barkethorp acknowledges that he owes to John de 
AltaRipa of Foulesutton and Josianahis wife 300/.; tobe levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Roger Bygot of Ceteryngton acknowledges that he owes to Stej)hen de 
Keverthorp 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Ralph de Bulmere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Simon 
de Stanes, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Ask, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth daughter 
of Miles de Stapelton 20/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Nicholas Beaupyne acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Marnliam 
and Rol)ert de Marnhara 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 



* Membrane 7d i.<; blank. 



7 EDWARD III.— Part II. 



185 



1333. 



Nov. 21. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 30. 
Clarendon. 

Dec. 2. 

Clarendon. 

Dec. 2. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 6d — cont. 
John Oathrad of Wycombe, clerk, puts iu his place John de Rihill, clerk, 
to ptosecute the execution of a recognisance for 12 marks, made to him in 
chancery by Richard Olhyn of Great Merlawe. 

John, abbot of Byland, acknowledges that he owes to Master Thomas de 
Cave, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To Henry de Percy. Whereas the king has lately learned that certain 
dissentioiis have arisen between Henry and Edward de Bohun for the castle 
of Loghmaban, to which both assert that they have a right, the king ordered 
both Henry and Edward by his letters under the privy seal to cease from 
such dissentions, and to allow tiiat castle to be guarded by Heury de Bello 
Monte, earl of Boghan, and Ralph de Nevill, steward of the king's house- 
hold, without disturbance, until the next parliament, which order the said 
Henry has neglected to obey ; the king therefore orders him, under pain of 
forfeiture, to do nothing to the injury of the peace against Edward, and to 
deliver up that castle as aforesaid until the next parliament, so that what is 
just and reasonable may be ordained thereupon by the king and his council. 
The king has sent a like order to Edward. By p.s. [7358.] 

John son of John de Helpiston of Wytheryngton acknowledges that he 
owes to George son of -John de Lungevill 96/. 13s. 4d. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Roger Bygot of Setryngton acknowledges that he owes to Joan late the 
wife of John Bygot 13/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas among other 
lands which the king granted to Queen Isabella, to the value of 2.000/. 
yearly, for life, he gave her the castle of Cliderhou and certain other lands 
in COS. York and Lancaster for life, to the value of 400/. yearly, in part 
satisfaction of the said 2,000/., and now the king has learned for his mother 
that the wapentake of Steyiiclyf, of the value of 40 marks, was assigned to 
her as part of the said 400/., but the sheriff of York, by reason of the order 
to take hundreds and wapentakes, which were annexed to the ancient 
ferms of counties, into the king's hand, so took the said wapentake, where- 
upon the queen has besought the king to cause it to be restored to her, the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls and 
memoranda relating to this wapentake without delay, informin^^ the king of 
its value, and to deliver it, together witli the issues thereof, to the said queen, 
until the next parliament, notwithstanding the afbi'csaid order, so that the 
king being informed upon the premises, may cause what seems good to the 
council to be done. 

Hugh de Longedon puts in his place William de Newenham, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/., made to him in chancery 
by John de Say of Douston. 



3IEMDRANE bd. 

Dec. 12. Robert Bigirdel of Great DrifFeld acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 

Marlborough, de Hugate, clerk, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co, York. 



Cristiana, late the wife of Richard de Emeldon, tenant in chief, puts in 
her place .John de Moubray, her brother, and Henry de Haydok, clerk, to 
seek and receive in chancery, her reasonable dower from the lands wliich 
her husband held. 



186 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



1333. Membrane bd — cont. 

Dec. 4. To the abbess and convent of WherewelL Order to grant to Thomas 

Marlborougb. Wasteneys such yearly pension from that house as the said abbess by reason 

of her new creation is bound to grant to one of the king's clerks, whom he 

shall nominate, until the said clerk has been provided by the abbess with a 

suitable ecclesiastical benefice. By p.s. [738G.] 

Dec. 3. Walter de Keraeseye, parson of Pateneye church, Salisbury diocese, 

Marlborough, acknowledges that he owes to Peter Seward of Wymbornemynstre, clerk, 

60/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. — John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, 

received the acknowledgment. 

Dec. 17. William, prior of Malton, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Marlborough. Melton, archbishop of York, 30/. : to be levied, in default of payment, of 
bis lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

Dec. 18. John de Carru acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth de Burgo, lady of 

Marlborough. Clare, 2000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Devon. 

Dec. 18. John de Broughton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henr^', bishop 

Marlborough, of Lincoln, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 



Dec. 18. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 20. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 29. 

■Wallingford. 



Dec. 23. 

Wallingford. 



1334. 

Jan. 3. 



The prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Dinus Forcetti, Alexander de Bardes, Francis 
Grandon[is], John Fraunceis and their-^ellows, merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment of their lauds 
and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

William de Briddeshale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Ripon of York, ' skynner,' 4/. lis. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

Enrolment of a grant by Richard de Fishy de to John de Swafham and 
Robert his brother, and to the heirs and assigns of John, of a certain yearly 
rent of GO*, from a messuage and 18 acres of land in Shenghara near 
Bichamwelle, co. Norfolk, and also of his other lands in that town. 
Witnesses : Sir Peter de Saltmersh, knight, Roger de Dersyngham, Geoffrey 
de Gorton, John de Fileby, John de Elraham, Thomas de Henghes and 
Benedict de Birston. Dated at York on Thursday, the feast of St. Katherine 
the Virgin, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandum^ that the said Richard came into chancery at York on 
23 December, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Saundeby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Melton, archbishop of York, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
bis lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. — Henry de Eden[stowe] and 
Thomas de Baumburgh received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry le Chaufcyre, by reason of his good service to the king and his 
father, is sent to the abbot and convent of Grymesby, to receive such 
maintenance from that house as Richard de Marlebergh, deceased, had there 
for life at the request of the late king. By p.s. [7399.] 

To the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Notification that Gerard Sidvayn of 
Brunneby came before the king on Monday after the Circumcision la.>-t, and 
sought to replevy his land in Little Thorp near Hayton, which was taken 



7 EDWAUD III.— Pakt II. 



187 



X33'i. Membrane 5d — cont. 

into the king's hand on account of his default in that abbot's court, within 
the gate of the abbey of St. Mary, York, against Gerard, son of John 
8alvayn, in the suit before the justices of the Bench, and vvliich was granted 
to be pleaded in the abbot's court by those justices according to the liberty 
allowed to him in such a case. The king signifies this to the abbot. 

.Tan. 8. John Bradan of Elvele and William atte Wulle of Anlaghby acknowledge 

Wallingford. that they owe to John de Messyngham the younger, and to William son of 

William de Middelton of Anlaghby, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 

of their lands and chattels in co. York. — The archbishop of York, kee[)er of 

the great seal, received the acknowledgment. 

Jan. 8. Richard son of Thomas de Beltoft acknowledges that he owes to William, 

Walliugford. archbishop of York, 12 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on pai/inenf. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Stei^ham, son and heir of William 
de Stepham, kniglit, to John .son of John le Vavassour, his nephew, of a 
certain yearly rent of 10/. sterling issuing from his manor of Toneton, co. 
York. Witnesses : Sir Simon Ward, Sir Peter de Middelton, Sir William 
de Plompton, knights, John de Calverleye, John do Koucestre, Robert de 
Saxton, Roger de Rivill. Dated at Neuton near Rippeley, onPalm Sunday, 
1332, 6 Edward III. 

Memorandu7n, that the said William de Stepham came into chancery at 
York on 17 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



1333. 

Nov. 25. 
Wiacanton. 



1334. 

Jan .11. 

WalliDgford. 



Membrane 4^. 

To John Dfircy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him Avho supplies his place 
there. Order that if Walter de Bermingam, knight, who is indicted for 
divers felonies and robberies committed in Ireland, shall find sufiacient 
hostages from his relations, and sufficient mainpernors to ansvver for his good 
behaviour, under pain of forfeiture of life and members, land and goods, to 
Lave him before the king's court and receive reasonable punishment there 
for the said felonies and robberies, then to deliver him, without delay, from 
the gaol of Dublin castle where he is imprisoned for the said crimes. 

By p.s. [7370.] 

To the same. Order to keep safely in the gaol of Dublin cattle, Henry 
de Maundevill, taken and imprisoned there for divers felonies and robberies 
committed by him in Ireland, until further orders, and if he has been de- 
livered before that justiciary's arrival in Ireland, to cause him to be retaken 
without delay, and safely guarded in the said gaol. By p.s. [7370.] 

Elizabeth daughter of Miles de Stayielton puts in her place John de 
Askham, cl^rk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made 
to her in chancery by Roger de Ask, knight. 

Robert Bateman came before the king on Tuesday after Epiphany last 
ami sought to replevy to John Fraunceys of Osmundeston and to John 
his son their land in Alwaston, which was taken into the king's hand on 
account of their default before the justices of the Beneh against Emma, late 
the wife of Simon de Chedle. — This is signified to the justices. 

Memorandum, that Rose, late the wife of Henry son of John de 
Ferlyngton, executrix of her liusband's will, came into chancery at York, 
on 12 January, 7 Edward III. and confessed herself to be satisfied for 12/. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. 



Jan. 13. 

Wallingford. 



Jan. 13. 

Wallingford. 



Jan. 7. 
Wallingford. 



Membrane 4d — cont. 
which Giles, son of John de Ferlyngt.on, acknowledged that he owed to .the 
.said Henry by a recognisance made in the chancery of the late king in the 
15tli year of his reign. 

John de Marton, parson of Tillebury chnrch, and Henry de Ingelby, 
clerk, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas Fairfax, 25/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
York. Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Fairfax to John de Marton and Henry de 
Ingelby, aforesaid, of the custody of the lands which belonged to Thomas de 
Salecok, the elder, and which are in the custody of the said Thomas Fairfax, 
by reason of the minority of Thomas, son of Thomas de Salecok, his kins- 
man and heir, to hold until the heir come of age together with his njarriage, 
which custody and marriage Thomas Fairfax holds by the grant of Sir Robert 
de Colevill, knight. Dated at York on 12 January, 7 Edward III. 

Memorandmn, that the said Thomas came into chancery at York on 
13 January, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



John de Waltham, 
Wodehous, clerk, 22^. 4d. 
and chattels in co. York. 



messajjer,' acknowledges that he owes to John de 



to be levied, in default of payment of his lands 



John de Sherburn of York, ' fleshewer,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert son of Alan de Holthale 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that on Thursday, the octaves of Epiphany, to wit, on 
13 January, 7 Edward III. William, archbishop of York, then keeper of 
the great seal, by virtue of the king's order under the privy seal, directed 
to him to deliver the said seal to Sir Henry de Edenistowe, Sir Thomas 
de Baumburgh and Sir John de Sancto F.-mlo to be kept, so delivered it 
in a certain bag sealed with his seal, in the chapter-house of St. Peter's 
church, York, where the clerks of chancery were sitting, in the presence of 
Master John de Blebury and of Sir William de Leycestr[i.a], Sir Thomas 
de Evesham, Sir Thomas de Sibethorp and Sir Thomas de Braylon, and 
other clerks of that chancery and the said Henry, Thomas de Bamburgh 
and John de Sancto Paulo received the seal from the archbishop and caused 
it to be opened in that chapter-house, and writs de cursa, charters and other 
letters patent to be sealed therewith. 

To Roger de Preston. Order to go to Ii-eland in person with all speed 
immediately upon siglit of these presents, under pain of forfeiture, according 
to the form of the king's commission which he sends anew, appointing him 
to be one of the justices to hold pleas following the justiciary of Ireland, 
durinji pleasure, as the king has learned that he has hitherto refused to 
intend the form of the previous letters patent. By p.s. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis tmitandis ' : 

Robert de Nicole, to whom the king committed the custody of the writs 

and rolls before the chief justice of Ireland and him who supplies his 

place, in pleas following the said justice, and him who supplies his 

place in that land, to hold during- pleasure. 
Roger de Baukwell who was appointed chief justice of the Bench, 

Dublin, to hold pleas there. 
John de I3ray, appointed second justice of that Bench. 
Richard de Hattecoumbe, appointed a justice of that Bench. 
Thomas de Speton, clerk, to whom the king committed the custody of 

the writs and rolls in the Common Bench, Dublin. 
Robert de Helpeston, clerk, to whom the king committed the office of 

chirographer of the said Common liench. 



EDWARD III.— Paut II. 189 



3334. Membrane 4d — co7it. 

E(l[mund] de Grymmesby, clerk, to whom the king committed the cus- 
tody oF the rolls, writs, and other memoranda of the chancery of 
Ireland. 
ThoiUiis de Brayles who was appointed second baron of the exchequer, 
Dublin. 

Jan. 17. Eichard, abbot of Calder, acknowledges for himself and convent that they 

DuQstaple. owe to William, archbishop of York, 40/.; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 

Cumberland. 

John de Gayskcrik of Barton-npon-Humber acknowledges that he owes 

to William de la Pole of Kyngeston-upon-HuU 40/. ; to be levied, in default 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Jan. 7. To liobert de Scorburgh. Order, immediately upon sight of these presents, 

Walliugford. nuder pain of forfeiture, to go to Flanders together with Master iSimon de 
Staues, whom the king his appointed with him to be special proctor, envoy 
and commissary, to inquire into the truth concerning the contentions, rob- 
beries, trespasses and damages by land and sea, committed by the people of 
England and Flanders upon each other By p.s. 

The like to the said Simon, ' mutatis mutandis' By the same writ. 

Jan. 7. To Louis, count of Flanders. Whereas the king lately sent John de 

WiiUiugford. Hildesle, baron of the exchequer, and William de la Pole as envoys to treat 
concerning the trespasses, etc. committed by the subjects of the said count 
and the king again.st each other, and it was agreed that the count should 
send for himself and for the people of Grhent, Bruges and Ipree, two envoys 
to York at All Sainis last to hear plaints concerning such trespasses, and 
that the same persons should afterwards go to Bruges to hear like plaints ; and 
the king sent Thomas de Brayton and Master Simon de Staynes, and the count 
sent Master Paulinus de la Mote, canon of St. Donatian (Donati), and John 
de Harlebek, burgess of Bruges, and several of the king's subjects brought 
forward such plaints, but the execution of them remains in suspense as the 
commissaries of the king and count say that they have no power to carry 
them out ; the king therefore requests the count to adjudge the executions 
of arrests, and to give full power to his commissaries to carry them out, and 
the king has sent Bobert de Scorburgh, knight, baron of the exchequer, in 
the place of Thomas de Brayton, to intend the said affair, and to treat with 
the deputies sent by the count. IFoedera.] 

Jan. 12. John son of John de Warthill of York acknowledges that he owes to 

Dunstaple. Thomas de Grantham of York 61. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Membrane 3d. 

Jan. 6. To Ralph de Nevill, late keeper of the bishopric of Durham, then void 

Wallingiord. and in the king's hand, or to him who then supplied his place. Order to 
supersede the levying of 20/. on the men of Northalverton which belongs to 
the temporalities of that bishopric, and to release them from any distraints 
made for that cause, if they shall find sufficient security to answer to the kino- 
for the said sum on Sunday in the middle of Lent next, unless they are di-,- 
charged thereof in the meantime, as lately, at the prosecution of the said men, 
showing the king that they are free men and ought not to pay any customs to 
the bishop of that place or to the king, sede vucante, except a certain yearly 
ferm, and that they have never paid such customs in times past, and that the 
.said keeper has levied 20/. by extortion as a cognisance from them because 
The custody of that bi.shopric was in the late king's hand by the death of 
Anthony, a former bishop, and exacts 20/. from them for the king's use,and has 
compelled them by various distraints to pay that sura ; and by an inquisition 



190 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane 3d — cont. 

taken by that keeper it waa found, that the men of Northalverton are free, 
and of free condition, and hold that town of the bisliops of Durham by the 
consent of the chapter there, rendering 30 marks yearly to the bishops for the 
time being, at certain appointed terms, in Alvertonshire, and that they owe 
no other customs or services for that town, and that Anthony had levied 20/. 
of theui fifteen years after his consecration, as a cognisance, by extortion, and 
that the late king had also caused 201. to be levied of them, after Anthony's 
death, against their will, and the present king ordered the treasurer and 
chamberlains to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and 
inform him concerning this matter, and now the said men have besought 
the king to order the distraint made upon them for the said 20/. to be super- 
seded during the discussion of the affair. 
Jan. 12. .John de Cotonesse came before the king on Wednesday after the Epiphany 

Walliugford. last and sought to replevy to Emma, late tiie wife of Bartholomew Bacon, 
her land in York, vrhich was taken into the king's hand on account of her 
default before the justices of the Bench against Gilbert de Shereburn and 
Crisiiana his wife. This is signified to the justices. 

Henry del Halle came before the king on Wednesday after the Epiphany 
last, and sought to replevy to William de Halle of Aghton Irs land in Aghton, 
which was taken into the king's hand on account of his default before the 
justices of the Bench against William de W . . . . and Margaret his 
wife. This is signified to the justices. 
Jan 2. To the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, keeper of the spirituality of 

Walliugford. the archbishopric of Canterbury, sede vacante. Summons to attend parlia- 
ment at York on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra next, warning the 
chapter of Canterbury, the archdeacons and clei-gy of that diocese to be 
present at that parliament, the archdeacons in person, the chapter by one 
and tlie clergy by two proctors. By p.s. [7421.] 

iJiejj. Dig. of a Peer, iv. p. 422.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York and to nineteen bishops. \^Ibid.'\ 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
aforesaid parliament. By the same writ. 

\_Ibid.'] 

The like to the abbot of St. Albans, twenty-six other abbots, the prior of 
the Hospital uf St. .John of Jerusalem in England, and two other priors. 
llbid.l 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Summons to 
attend the aforesaid parliament. By the same writ. 

\_Ibid.'\ 

The like to John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, ten other earls and 
sixty-three others. \^Ibid.'\ 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two knights of that county, two 
citizens from each city and two burgesses from each borough to be chosen 
to attend the aforesaid parliament. By the same writ. 

[ibid.] 

The like to all the sherilFs of England. ITbid.] 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause two 
barons from each of the said ports to be chosen to attend the aforesaid 
parliament. By the same writ. 

\_Ibid.] 

To Geoffrey le Scrope. Summons to attend tlie aforesaid parliament 
to give his counsel with others of the council. By the same writ. 

[Ibid.'] 

'J'he like to Richard de Wylughby and nineteen others. [Ibid.] 



EDWARD 



TTT 



-Part II. 



191 



1334. 
.Ihii. 4. 

"Wallingford. 



Membrane Zd — cont. 

To the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, keeper of the spirituality of 
the archbishopric of Canterbury, sede vacant e. Strict order to warn the 
priors, deans, chapters, archdeacons and all the clergy of that province to 
attend the aforesaid parliament without fail, the cliapters and clergy by 
proctors as aforesaid, the priors, deans and archdeacons in person. [/6/(/.J 

The like to "W. archbishop of York. \_Ibid.'\ 



Jan. 19. 
VVailinsjford. 



Jan. 24. 

Diiustaple. 



1333. 

Dec. 7. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 2d. 

Robert le Heremite came before the king on Wednesday after St. Hilary 
list and sought to replevy his land in Huntington which was taken into 
the king's hand on account of his default before the justices of the Bench 
against Joan, late the wife of Robert de Joueby. This is certified to the 
justices. 

Henry, abbot of Dureford, puts in his place William de Kelleseye and 
Roger de Petresfeld to defend the execution of a recognisance for 48/. 
made by Thomas, the late abbot of that place, in chancery, to Richard de 
Rudham, clerk. — The chancellor received the attornment. 

Stephen, bishop of London, puts in his place John de Marton, parson of 
Westillebury church, and Jolui Paries, to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance of 100 marks, made to him in chancery by Richard de Grey 
of Codenore. 

Simon de Hugate of Great Driffeld and William, his brother, of Great 
DritTeld, and John ."-on of Walter de Basyngby acknowledge that they owe 
to Nicholas de Hugate, warden of the church of S*. John of Beverley, 
132/. 10*. : to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. York. 

Alexander, prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Stephen Ogoioni and John Baronchelli and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Peruchi, 257/. 16*. \0d.; lo 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. South- 
ampton. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 



1334. 

Jan. 14. 

Dunstaple. 



Membrane Id. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and iiis fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas Nicholas, vicar of Dunsfon church, arramed before them 
a certain jury of 24 knights against Thomas Page of Wadyngton, the 
younger, to convict the jurors by whom an inquisition was lately taken 
before the king at Lincoln without the king's writ between Thomas and the 
said Nicholas and Thomas son of Rose de Hanworth, concerning a certain 
trespass committed on Thomas Page by Nicholas and Tliomas son of Rose, 
and the king has learned from Nicholas that he was taken umler colour of 
the process made upon that plea and impri.soued in the Marsiialsea so that 
he cannot prosecute his said jury, whereupon he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy; the king therefore orders the justices that if the 
said jury was arramed before them, and if Nicholas shall find for them 
sufficient mainpernors who will undertake to have him before the king to 
prosecute the said jury and to bring him back lo prison and to satisfy the 
king and the said Thomas for the damage which he has done, then to cause 
him to be released from prison by that mainprise. 



( 102 ) 



8 EDWARD III. 



1334. 

Jan. 26. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. 3. 
Woodstock. 



Jan. 28. 
Woodstock. 

Jan. 28. 
\Voodstock. 



Feb. 1. 
Woodstock. 

Feb. 1. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 37. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Orler to cause the 
brethren and sisters of the hospitals of Northgate and Herbaldomie near 
Canterbury to have 140/. yearly from the archbishopric of Canterbury 
and Id. daily from the issues of the manor of Lymyng, which belongs to 
that archbishopric, for their tnainte nance from the issues of the said 
archbishopric and manor, ^>ro 7-ata for the time that the said archbishopric 
and manor have been in the king's hand, and to pay the same heucefoith 
as long as they are in the king's hand, if after inspection of the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer they shall find that such alms are due 
during the voidance of the archbishopric, allowing to the keepers of the arch- 
bishopric in their account for the issues of the archbishopric and manor, 
what they shall so pay to the brethren and sisters, as the king has learned 
from the said brethren and sisters that although they ought and were 
Avont to receive the said 140/. yearly and Id. daily, appointed as an ancient 
alms from the archbishopric of Canterbury, both when the see was filled and 
during a voidance, yet the keepers of that archbishopric during the voidance 
have hitherto refused to pay the said alms to the brethren and sisters, pro 
rata for the time when the custody of the archbishopric was in the king's 
hands and in their custody. 

To the same. Order to audit the account of William de Tvvenge, whom 
the king has lately sent to Sicily (Cesi/ic) i\>v the expedition of hi?? affairs 
both for the nioneyand florins wliich he received upon his expen.ses for that 
cause, and for the days in whii h he so stood in the king's service, and 
further to cause to be done what pertains to the final issue of that account. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Huse, who is insuflficiently qualified. By p.s. 

Thomas le Rous of Penreth, imprisoned in Carlisle castle for trespass 
of venison in Ingelwod forest, with which he is indicted or charged, has 
letters to Ralph de N^evill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, to bail him 
until thecoming of the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Cumberland. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Chuj'fc 
to be elected in place of Peter Croilboys, deceased. 

To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland. Order to amove the king's hand from the fourth 
part of the manor of Sutlidissyngton,and not to intermeddle further there- 
with re.storing the issues thereof, as the escheator returned that he had taken 
that fourth part into the king's hand because he had found by inquisition 
of office that Adam son of Richard de Dissyngton was an adherent of the 
Scots, then enemies of the king and rebels; and subsequently the king 
learning from Adam that he had never joined the Scots, but had always 
remained in the king's faith and peace, the king ordered the escheator 
to take an inquisition upon the matter, by whitih it was found that 
Adam never joined the Scots, but that he was taken and detained, against 
his will, by Joceus de Sherwynlawe, then the king's enemy, and that he was 
ransomed by Joceus for 20/., to be paid to Joceus by the pledge and main- 
prise of William de Anesley. 



8 EDWARD III. 



193 



1334. 

Feb. 1. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. 3. 

Woodstock. 



Feb. 3. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. .5. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. 10. 
Woodstock. 

Feb. 8. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. 8. 
Woodstock. 



96717. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with the suit between 
Sibyl, late the wife of John de Mohun, and .Tohn de Mere and Eleanor his 
wife, for the third part of the manor of Mildenhale, as Sibyl's dower from 
the freehold which belonged to her late husband, and to do justice to the 
parties, but not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king, 
as Sibyl hajj shown the king that whereas she seeks the said third part 
before the justices in the king's court against John and Eloanor, and John 
and Eleanor called .John, kinsman and heir of John de Mohun, whose 
peryon and a certain part of whose lands are in the custody of Bartholomew 
de Burewassh, and another part of whose lauds are in the custody of 
William de Ayrmynne, bishop of Norwich, to warranty against Sibyl, and 
the bishop, pleading before the justices, alleged that he had the custody of 
two parts of the lands which belonged to John de Mohun, at his death, by 
the king's grant, until the heir should come of age, and thereupon the bishop 
produced the letters patent testifying this, and asserted that he could not 
answer thereupon without the king, for which reason those justices have 
hitherto delayed to proceed further in that plea, whereupon Sybil has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the same. Like order to proceed with a suit, which the same Sibyl 
brought against Hugh de Curtenay,the elder, and Agnes his wife, in the king's 
court, for a third part of the manor of Cadeleye, as Sibyl's dower from the 
freehold of her late husband, and Hugh and Agnes called the same .John, 
kinsman and heir of .John de Mohun, to warranty against Sibyl, and the 
said bishop alleged that he had the custody of two parts of the lands which 
belonged to John de Mohun by the king's grant as aforesaid. 

To the executors of the will of Master Henry de Clyf, late keeper of the 
chancery rolls. Order to deliver all the rolls of chancery with the writs, 
inquisitions, records and all other memoranda and the key.-; touching that 
office which are in their custody, as is said, to Michael de Wath, clerk, 
without delay, to be kept as the said Master Henry kept them, while he 
lived, at the king's will. The king has ordered Michael to receive the said 
rolls, etc. from the executors and to keep them as aforesaid. By p s.[7525.] 

Mandate in pursuance to Michael. By the same writ. 

John Count of Eykeryng, imprisoned at Notyngham for trespass of vert 
in Shirewod forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest 
beyond Trent, to bail him until the coming of the justices for pleas of the 
Forest in co. Nottingham. 

To Eichard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the prior and convent of 
the priory of St. Denys, nerr Southampton, a tun of red wine of the first 
wines brought to the said port in the present season of rack, as the king 
granted by charter to the said prior and convent such a tun of wine to be 
received yearly in that port by the hands of the king's butler for the time 
being, between Christmas and the Annunciation, for the celebration of 
masses in that monastery for the souls of all the faithful departed. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Tregoedek, deceased. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert Gretheved, who is incapacitated by age and 
infirmity so that he cannot travel to fulfil the duties of that office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king ordered 
Adam le Boghier, then keeper of the manors of Hathelseye and Carleton, 
and of the lands belonging to Nicholas de Stapelton, to deliver the said 

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1334. Membrane 37 — cont. 

manors and lands to the said Nicholas, together with the issues and arrears^ 
of fei-m of the same for which answer had not been made to the late king, 
to be held as Nicholas had held them before they were taken into the king's 
hand \_as in this Calendar, 1 Edward III. p. 4], and afterwards the king 
— learning from Adam that although he had delivered the said manors, etc. 
to Nicholas, and had rendei-ed a final account to him for the issues for which 
answer had not been made to the late king, and had satisfied Nicholas for 
those issues by virtue of the king's orders, upon which the said Nicholas 
released him from all actions in respect of the same, as may fully appear by 
Nicholas's letters of acquittance, yet the treasurer and barons exacted 
150/. 10*. for the arrears of Adam's account, rendered, as is said, in the late 
king's chamber, for the issues of the said manors and of the manors of iierleye 
and Tempelhurst for the time when he was keeper of those manors ; and 
he had no respite for the arreai's touching the manors of Hathelseye and 
Carleton, for which he had satisfied the said Nicholas by the king's order, 
which pv'ere exacted from Adam without remission by summons of the 
exchequer, and the treasurer and barons caused him to be distrained there- 
for — ordered the treasurer and barons to cause Adam to be discharged and 
acquitted of the said arrears which they shall find him to owe the king by 
reason of the manors of Hathelseye and Carleton, and from rendering his 
account therefor at the exchequer, according to the agreement made in 
parliament at Westminster in the 1st year of the king's reign, or to inform 
the king if there was any reason why they should not obey that order, and 
the treasurer and barons returned that the said order had not been executed 
as regards the discharging of Adam of the arrears touching the manors of 
Hathelseye and Carleton because it was found by inspection of the particu- 
lars of the said account, and of other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer 
touching the same, that the said 150/. 10*. are exacted fro/u Adam for the 
arrears of his account rendered in the late king's chamber for the issues of 
the said four manors, in common, for divers }ears, so that for this reason 
they cannot find by inspection of the particulars, rolls and memoranda how 
much Adam is indebted to the king for the said arrears by reason of the 
manors of Hathelseye and Carleton, and because it seemed to them that they 
could not proceed to such a discharge unless an apportionment of the said 
150/. 105. of those common arrears was made between the said manors; 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to view his previous writ 
and the accounts and the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching 
these four manors, having regard to the yearly value of each of them, and to 
the sums answered for yearly on them by such accounts, and to apportion the 
sum of 150/. 10*. among the four manors according to their discretion, and 
to cause Adam to be discharged and acquitted of the arrears of the manors 
of Hathelseye and Carleton by this apportionment according to the above 
agreement, provided that Adam answer to the king, as he ought, for the 
arrears touching the manors of Berleye and Tempelhurst, according to the 
same apportionment. 



Membrane 36. 

Jan. 26. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 

Vv'oodstock. Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 40:| acres 
of land, a pasture for two horses and eight oxen, and 7*. Ad. rent in Hamp- 
ton and Atheryngton, restoring the issues thereof to the abbot of Seez 
(Saffio), as at the prosecution of the abbot, showing the king that the said 
lands and rent had been acquired by his predecessors long before the publi- 
cation of the statute of mortmain, and John de Hawe, late escheator in the 
said counties, pretending that the abbot had acquired them after the publi- 



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196 



Jan. 28. 
Woodstock. 



Feb. 8. 
Woodstock. 

Feb. 16. 
Woodstock. 



1334. Membrane 36 — cont. 

cation of that statute, without obtaining the necessary licence from the king, 
took them into the king's hands by reason of that trespass, the king ordered 
William de Northo to take an inquisition on the n'attor, by which it was 
found that Robert, sometime abbot of Seez, acquired that messuage, land 
and pasture of John de Bohun, knight, and the rent of Peter de Male- 
braunche, who held them of the abbot by certain services, before the 
publication of that statute, to wit, in the time of Henry III. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the demand 
made by summons of the exchequer upon the executors of the will of 
Richard de Emeldon in respect to the county of Northumberland and on 
Robert de Toughale, who became mainpernors for the payment to the 
exchequer of the debts and accounts which the said Richard owed to the 
king at his death, and for lOO.y. which Richard owed to the king while he 
lived, for victuals bought by him, before 27 October in the 6th year of the 
king's reign, at Newcastle, to be superseded, and to cause the said executors 
and Robert to be discharged and acquitted thereof at the exchequer, as on 
the said 27 October the king pardoned the men of Northumberland the 
debts which they owed to him for victuals bought or received by them of 
the king and his father at Newcastle, Carlisle and Skyniburnesse, in con- 
sideration of the damage, fire and destruction which they have sustained by 
reason of the late wars with Scotland. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Pride, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 
allowance to be made to Peter de Saltemersh, sherifp of York, for 61/. 10*. 
if he shall be found to have paid that sum, as the king lately ordered the 
sheriff of York by writ of privy seal to pay from the issues of that bailiwick 
as much as would be necessary for the maintenance of thirty-six of the king's 
great horses which were in the custody of Arnald Garsy, the king's Serjeant, 
and for the wages of the said Arnald and of the keepers of those horses, as 
long as the keepers and horses remained within that bailiwick, to the said 
Arnald by indenture, and Peter has paid 6U. 105. to Arnald by virtue of 
the said order, as he says. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
John Maurdyn, keeper of the new park of Wyndesore, to have the arrears 
of his usual wages from the time of the constable's appointment, and to have 
such wages henceforth, from the issues of that bailiwick. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Henry de 
Edenestowe, clerk, late one of the keepers of the great seal, holding the 
household of chancery, the arrears of his fee of wine, which he ought to 
receive from the king by reason of that office, from Thursday the octaves of 
Hilary last to Thursday last. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause William de Ayermynne, bishop 
of Norwich, to have full seisin without delay, of 16 acres of land, 3 acres of 
meadow and Zs. rent in Lamburn, which Robert William held, who was 
outlawed for felony, as the king has learned, by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff, that the said land and rent have keen in the king's hand for a year and 
a day and that Robert held them of the said bishop, and that the bishop had 
the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer for them to the king. 

Feb. 23. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 

York. Bedford and BuckinL^ham. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned 

to Cicely late the wife of John de Albiniaco, tenant in chief, from all the 

lands which belonged to John in that bailiwick, at his death, upon her 

taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

N 2 



Feb. 17. 
Nottiogham. 



Feb. 19. 
Pontefract. 



Feb. 20. 
York. 



196 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



X334. Membrane 36 — cont. 

Feb. 25. To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to cause 

York. payment to be made to William Trussel, the king's yeoman, whom on 
18 November last the king appointed keeper of Beaumareys castle for life, 
receiving the accustomed feefefor that custody, the arrears of those fees from 
the said 18 November and to pay those fees henceforth as long as William 
holds that custody. 

Feb. 24. To William la Zouche, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver 

York. to J. archbishop elect and confirmed of Canterbury, the chancellor, the 
arrears of his fee of wax until 11 August last, and to deliver that fee hence- 
forth as long as he is chancellor. 

Vacated^ because below. 

Feb. 17. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 

Nottingham, the houses, tower, walls and bridges of that castle, the houses and walls of 
tlie garden without that castle, the houses and ponds of Wyndesore park, 
the paling and enclosure about the king's park there, the houses and walls 
of the manor of Kenyngton, and the paling and wall about the park there, 
to be repaired and amended where necessary by the view and testimony of 
the king's viewers of works there, from the issues of that bailiwick. 

ByK. 

Feb. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 

York. allowance to be made to the sheriff of cos. Warwick and Leicester for 20/. 
which he has paid by the king's order to Giles de Bello Campo [as in 
this Calendar, 6 Edward 111., p. 494]. 

Feb. 24. To William la Zouche, keeper of the great wardrobe. Orde"* to deliver 

York. to J. archbishop elect and confirmed of Canterbury, the chancellor, the 
arrears of his fee of wax, which he ought to receive from the king by reason 
of his office from 28 November in the 4th year of the king's reign, until the 
11 August last, and to pay that fee henceforth as long as he shall be 
chancellor. 



Membrane 35. 

Feb. 17. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Pontefract. Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Great Tuwe, co. Oxford, restoring the issues thereof, because the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Ralph de 
Pratellis a^ his death held no lands of the king in chief in that bailiwick, by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that 
he held the said manor of the earl of Arundel, by the service of the fourth 
part of a knight's fee, and that William de Pratell[is] his son is his next 
heir and aged 16 years. By C. 

Feb. 24. To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to deliver 

York. to William Trussel, the king's yeoman, the lands of Eclenyock and Thh-n- 
tlibion in Angleseye in North Wales, which are in Robert's custody, together 
with the issues thereof, as on 3 January last the king granted to William 
the said lands to hold for life, which lands Richard Calevvare lately held by 
the king's grant, rendering to the king yeaidy at the exchequer of Kaer- 
narvan as much as Richard used to render there for the same. 

Feb. 25. To John de Blomvill, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

York. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to distrain John le Sumnour 

of Wetheresfeld for his homage and fealty, because he has done homage and 

fealty to the king for the lands which he holds of him. By p.s. 



8 EDWARD III. 197 



1334. Membrane 35 — cont. 

Feb. 22. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay 20/. yearly from 

York. the issues of those counties to Nicholas de la Despense, to whom the late 
king, in recompence for his long service, granted 20/. of land yearly from 
the lands which belonged to William du Bredon in co. Derby, to hold at 
will, in aid of his maintenance and of that of his wife and children, which 
lands, by the common assent of the king's parliament, were taken from the 
hands of Nicholas and delivered to William, and afterwards, having con- 
sideration to the good Service which Nicholas rendered to the king, his 
father and Queen Isabella, the king granted to him 20/. yearly to be received 
by the hands of the sheriff of the said counties for the time being, at will or 
until the king should provide Nicholas with 20/. of land yearly in a suitable 
place, to be lield in aid of his maintenance and of that of his wife and 
children. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Vork. elected in place in William Launey, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Roger de Abyndon, who is incapacitated by sick- 
ness and age so that he cannot travel to fulfil the duties of that office. 

Feb. 26. John de Gayton, parson of Bradden church, imprisoned at Northampton 

York. for trespass of vert and \ euison in Whitlewode forest with which he is 

charged, has letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, 

to bail him until the coming of the Justices for pleas of the Forest in co. 

Buckingham. 

Feb. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

York. Order to cause allowance to be made to Walter Turk, citizen and merchant 
of London, for 217/. 2^. 3c?., in which the king is indebted to him for the 
time of the late king for corn, oxen, sheep and fishes bought by him for the 
late king's use and for the expenses of his household, as appears by two 
bills under the seal of Roger de Northburgh, now bishop of Coventry and Lich- 
field, then keeper of the wardrobe, in the arrears of Walter's account for the 
time when he was collector of the new custom in the port and city of London, 
if they shall find that the said sum is owing, for which sum Walter asserts 
that no satisfiiction has hitherto been made to him, and has besought the 
king to order such allowance to be made to him. By 0. 

Feb. 24. To the same. Order to cause 8/. \2\d. to be paid to Bartholomew deu 

York. Boneye, merchant, from the treasury, or to cause a competent assignment to 
be made to him tlierefor, where he may be satisfied, if they shall find by 
viewing the king's letters patent that the said sum is due to Bartholomew, 
as he has l)esought the king to order such satisfaction to be made to him, as 
the king is indebted to him in that sum for a loan lately granted to the king 
by the merchants for takin : their wool out of the kingdom, as appears by the 
letters patent sealed with the seal called ' coket,' which Bartholomew asserts 
that he has in his possession. By C. 

Feb. 27. To William de Horewode, ferraor of the manor of Cossehafn. Order to 

^ork. expend up to 50/. from the issues of that manor in the construction of a new 

hall, and in repairing and amending other houses within that manor. 
^ ByK. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the abbot 

York. of St. Peter's, Gloucester, to hold the hundred of Doddt^ston, co. Gloucester, 

according to the tenor of the late king's letters patent, notwithstanding the 

present king's order to take such hundreds into his hands and reunite them 

to the counties, or the statute made thereupon, as the king had ordered thciu 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane 36 — cont. 

to permit the abbot to hold that hundred until the next parliament \_as at 
page 63 above'], and now petition has been made before the king and 
council in the present parliament, on behalf of the abbot, beseeching 
the king to cause him to have that hundred as well for the king's conve- 
nience as for the easement of the abbot's tenants and of the men of 
that county, to hold according to the tenor of the late king's letters patent, 
and the king has granted his request because it is found by the certificate of 
the treasurer and barons and by the extent of the hundred sent into 
chancery by the king's order, that the hundred was wont to render \0l. only 
to the king's progenitors, and that the sheriff of Gloucester is discharged of 
tlie said 10/. of that hundred, and that the abbot remains charged with the 
said 10/. and 40s. increment for that hundred towards the king and his heirs 
for ever. By pet. of C. 

March 10. To the sheri'i" of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewode 
Woodstock, forest to be elected in place of Robert de Perepount, deceased. 

March 3. To Ralph de Nevill, late keeper of the bishopric of Durham, then void 
• York. and in the king's hands, or lo him who supplies his place. Order to cause 
the men and tenants of the town of Northalvertou, which is of the tempor- 
alities of that bishopric, to have respite until Midsummer next for 20/. which 
Ralph had unjustly exacted of them in the name of a cognisance of demesne 
for the king's benefit, by reason of the last voidance of that bishopric, and 
to release them from any distraints made for that cause, as the king has 
granted them this respite at their petition before him and his council in 
parliament. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 27. To William de Horewode, fermor of the manor of Cosseham, co. Wilts. 

York. Order to expend up to 50/. from the ferm of that manor in the construction 

of a new hall and in repairing and amending other houses there, by the 

view and testimony of Robert Selyman, escheator in that county. By K. 



Membrane 34. 

March 3. To Master Robert de Ayleston, archdeacon of Berkshire, keeper of the 
York. privy seal. Order to deliver all the charters, deeds and other muniments 
touching the land of Scotland, which are in his custody, to R. bishop of 
Durham, the treasurer, by indenture, to be kept in the treasury. 

Vacated because it 2cas surrendered and is otherwise below. 

Feb. 28. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 
York, land and Westmorland. Order not to distrain John de Sancto Martino, 
John alte See and Thomas de Sancto Martino for their homage and fealty, 
because they have done homage and fealty to the king for the lands which 
they hold of him. By p.s. [7609.] 

Feb. 13. To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Woodstock, Dei'by and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage 
and three bovates of land in Twyford, restoring the issues thereof, as the 
escheator returned tliat William Trussel, late escheator this side Trent, had 
delivered the said messuage and land to him by indenture, at the time of 
his substitution in that office, asserting that they were in the king's hands 
by reason of an alienation which Thomas de Nevill, who held them of the 
king in chief, made thereof to Richard son of Thomas de Twyford ; and 
afterwards at the prosecution of Stephen de Nevill, kinsman and heir of 
the said Thomas, the king learned (hat those tenements are not held of him 
in chief, but of Hugh de Audele and Margaret his wife, as of the manor of 
Okham, assigned to tlie said Margaret in dower after the death of Peter 



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1334. Membrane 34 — cont. 

de Gavaston, her late husband, by the service of making suit at the court 
of the said Hugh and Margaret, of Okham, every three weeks, and the 
king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition on that matter, by which it 
was found that these tenements are held of Hugh and Margaret as aforesaid 
and are worth 15*. yearly. 

Feb. 24. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

York, land and Westmorland. Order not to distrain Roger Bygot, brother of John 
Bygot, for his homage which the king has taken of him for the manor of 
Seterington and to release him from any distraint made for that cause, as it 
was lately found b_v an inquisition taken by the escheator that John held 
that manor at his death for himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder 
iu default of such heirs to Roger and the heirs of his body, and that John 
died without an heir of his body, and that the manor is held of the king in 
chief by the service of a knight's fee, and the king has taken the fealty of 
Roger for that manor and has given him respite for his homage until the 
next parliament and ordered the escheator to deliver the manor to Roger, 
together with the issues thereof, and now the king has taken Roger's homage 
for that manor. By p.s. [7569.] 

Feb. 24. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 

York. Middlesex. Order to deliver to William Daubeny the manor of Totenham, 
as the king lately granted to him for his good service, and chiefly because he 
took knight's arms from the king, 40 marks, to be received yearly at the 
exchequer for life, or uutil the king should provide him with 40 marks of 
land and rent yearly for life, and the king granted to William the remainder 
of the manors of Kemston, co. Bedford, and Totenham, co. Middlesex, 
which John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, deceased, held for life, with 
reversion at his death to the king and his heirs, to hold for life, without ren- 
dering anything to the king, in full satisfaction of the said 40 marks of land 
and rent. By C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver the manor of Kemston 
to the said William, to whom the king has granted it as aforesaid. By C. 

Feb. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 30 January, 

York. in the 7th year of his reign, the king granted to William la Zousch of 
Moi-timer and to Eleanor his wife that because there remained 3,606/. 13*. Ad. 
in arrears to the king of those 10,000/. which William and Eleanor acknow- 
ledged that they owed to the king in chancery, that they should discharge 
the debt in instalments of 100 marks, paid twice yearly, until the whole sum 
should be paid, and the king ordered the treasurer and barons to cause 
William and Eleanor to have those terms, and now petition has been made 
to the king on behalf of William and Eleanor, that whereas 60/. of the said 
3,60G/. 13*. 4c?. remain beyond the said attermination, that he will be pleased 
to atterminate that sum to the next term, the king has granted their request 
and orders the treasurer and barons to cause William and Eleanor to have 
that term. By K. 

Feb, 28. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Ralph de Nevill, 

York. formerly keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of Durham, then void 
and in the king's hands, in Ralph's account at the exchequer for the issues of 
those temporalities, for what the treasurer and barons shall ascertain that 
Ralph has paid to Geoffrey le Scrope by virtue of the king's order by writ 
of privy seal, directing him to pay 100 marks from the issues of those 
temporalities to Geoffrey, by the king's gift, for his horses lost in the king's 
service in France and Scotland, which sum Ralph says that he has paid. 

By p.s. 



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CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334 

March 12. 
Woodstock. 



March 12. 
Woodstock. 



March 8. 
York. 



March 6. 
York. 



March 1. 

York. 



Membrane 34 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to supervise the houses, 
walls and turrets of Nottingham castle and the mills below the castle and 
a certain weir in the water of Trent, which the king has learned to be 
ruinous, broken and in great need of repaii-, and to cause the defects which 
most need repairing to be amended from the issues of that bailiwick to the 
sum of 40/., by the view and testimony of William de Eland, constable of 
that castle. By C. 

To Grilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 
land. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Joan, late the 
wife of Simon de Yarewell, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she 
will not marry without the king's licence, from all the lands which her 
husband held in that bailiwick at his death, in the presence of Thomas, son 
and heir of the said Simon, if he choose to attend. 

To Gilbert de Halghton, receiver of the king's victuals at Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne. Order to cause those whose houses in that town were occupied 
by the king's victuals to have reasonable satisfaction for the ferm of their 
houses, as the burgesses of that town have besought the king by their petition 
before hiin and his council in the present parliament to order the ferm to 
be paid for those houses, as divers houses in that town were occupied for a 
great while by the king's victuals, and are still occupied, without their 
receiving anything from the king for those houses. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Ranulph 
de Dacre to have respite until Michaelmas next for 150/. 3s. Id., which are 
exacted of him by summons of the exchequer, releasing him in the mean- 
time from any distraint maile for that cause. By pet. of C. 

To Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account with 
John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and "William de Emeldon, parson 
of Bothale church, executors of the will of Richard de Emeldon, concerning 
the costs and expenses incurred by Richard, while he lived, in the king's 
service, from 4 June last to 30 June following and for eight days subsequently, 
and to cause a bill to be made and delivered to those executors, as is customary, 
for what shall then be found to be owing to Richard for his wages and 
those of his men-at-arms and hobelers, as the executors besought the king 
by their petition before him and his council in the present parliament to 
cause such an account to be made and such bill to be delivered to them, as 
the king, being at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, had ordered Richard to come with all 
his power in the king's company to Berwick-upon-Tweed, where the king was 
then detained by the war against him ; and by virtue of this order Richard 
brought eleven men-at-arms and one hobeler from Newcastle to Berwick 
and retained them at his own cost from the said 4 June to 30 June, on 
which day the king ordered him to return to Newcastle to safe- conduct the 
envoys and ambassadors of the king of France to the king at Berwick, and 
afterwards, by writ of privy seal, the king ordered Richard to return to him 
at Berwick with as many men-at-arms and hobelers as he could have and 
gather together for the said siege, by virtue of which order Richard led 
seventeen men-at arms and thiity hobelers and other armed men from New- 
castle to Berwick and retained them at his own cost for eight days, and he 
was killed there with those men in the king's company in the conflict 
between the king and the Scots. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause John de Denton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and William de 
Emeldon, parson of Bothale church, executors of the will of Richard de 
Emeldon, to have a payment or a competent assignment or allowance for 
26/. 13*. 4:d. if they shall find that this sum is cicarlj due to the said Richard, 



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1334. Membrane 34 — cont. 

as the said executors have besought the king, by their petition before him 
and his council in the present parliament, to cause such payment to be 
niatle to iheai, as the late king was indebted to Richard in this sum for 
cloth bought from Richard for that king's use, as appears by a certain 
bill under the seal of Richard de Stokes, then clerk of the wardrobe. 

By pet. of C. 



Membrane 33. 

March 2. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay from the treasury 

York. without delay to Patrick, earl of Dunbar, 200 marks, in part payment of 
400 marks in which the king is indebted to him. By p.s. [7624.] 

Vacated because on the Liberate roll. 

March 3. The the sheriff of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Order to permit Patrick de 
York. Dunbarr[ia], earl of March, to have without impediment the forfeited lands 
in that bailiwick, and which belong to the men in his demesne in Scotland 
who did not come to the king's peace, so that the king may inform himself in 
the meantime of what* should be done in this respect, as the said earl has 
entered those lands, asserting that the king lately granted to him all such 
forfeitures. By C, 

Feb. 22. To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and 

York. Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with six acres of meadow in 
Assewyk, restoring the issues thereof to the prior of St. Peter's, Bath, as 
the escheator returned that he had not taken that meadow into the king's 
hand, but that William Trussel, late escheator in those counties, had so 
taken them, pretending that the prior of St. Peter's, Bath, had appropriated 
it after the publication of the statute of mortmain without obtaining the 
king's licence, and afterwards, at the prosecution of the prior, showing that 
a former prior of that place had acquired the meadow and entered upon it 
long before the publication of the said statute, the king ordered the escheator 
to take an inquisition on the matter, by which it was found that Thomas de 
Scolton, sometime prior of St. Peter's, Bath, had acquired the meadow 
30 years before the publication of that statute, and had continued his seisin 
thereof peacefully until it was taken as aforesaid. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John 

York. Lestraunge to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for 

S6/. 4*. 8^6?. which he owes to the king at the exchequer, granted to him 

by the king for his lands and his marriage. By K. 

Feb. 21. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Mid- 

York, dlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Hamerdenne 
and Filsham and certain lands in Morleye and Cortesleye, which were parcel 
of the l)arony of Hastynges, co. Sussex, restoring the issues thei-eof to Richard 
de Wilughby and Joan his wife, late the wife of Bertram de Monborcher, 
as the king has learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
de Brittann[ia], earl of Richemund, who held that barony of the king in 
chief, gave and granted the said manors and lands to Bertram and Joan 
and the legitimate heirs of Bertram's body to hold of the earl by certain 
services, which gift and grant the late king couliimed, and that Joan con- 
tinued her .seisin by virtue of the said grant until J3ertram's death, and 
that the said manors and lands are held of the earl by virtue of the said 
enfeoffment. 

Feb. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the de- 

York, mand made un WiUiam de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent 



20^ 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



7,334. 



March 12. 
Woodstock. 



March 1. 

York. 



March 3. 
York. 



March 10. 
Woodstock. 



Memhra.ne 33 — cotit. 

and Middlesex, for the issues of the said manors and lands, to be superseded 
from the time of the death of the said earl, and to discharge and acquit 
him thereof towards the king. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to 
be assigned to Katherine, late the wife of Walter de Romesighe, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without tlie king's 
licence, from all the lands wliich belonged to Walter in that bailiwick at his 
death, in the presence of William de Monte Acuto if he choose to attend, to 
whom the king committed the custody of these lands until the heir of John, 
son and heir of the said Walter, should come of age. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de 
Okoure to have respite until Michaelmas next for 17/. 12*., at which the 
issues of 8 acres of land in Snelleston, Avhich Robert de Okoure, Roger's 
grandfatlier, whose heir he is, demised to Adam le Forester of Snelleston 
for life, were adjudicated, from the time when the said Adam abjured the 
realm, and to cause him to be released without delay from any distraint 
made for that cause, as Roger has besought the king, by his petition before 
him and his council in parliament, to cause him to be released from that 
sum, as he had entered upon the said land on the death of Adam, and 
because a presentment was made before William de Herle and his fellows, 
justices in eyre in co. Derby, that Adam had committed felony for which 
he had abjured the realm, and that Roger had entered upon the land alter 
Adam's death without prosecuting a writ concerning the year and waste, 
the said snm of 17/. 12*. is exacted of Roger by summons of the ex- 
chequer, and the king has given him the said respite because be wishes to 
be informed upon the record and process held thereupon before the justices 
in eyre. By pet. of C. 

To John Moriz, escheator in Ireland. (3rder to deliver to Matilda, late 
the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, a third part of the issues of 
the lands which belonged to the said earl in Ireland, received since the earl's 
death, for which answer has not yet been made to the king, and for such 
issues as will be received henceforth until her dower has been assigned to 
her, as she has besought the king to grant a third part of those issues to her, 
as she has been prevented by leason of divers wars in Ireland from receiving 
her dower from the lands which belonged to the earl in Ireland, which are 
in the king's hand by reason of the earl's death and of the minority of his 
heirs, and the king has granted Matilda a third part of those issues in con- 
sideration of the premises and of the good service which the earl rendered, 
to the king in Ireland. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
acquit the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln of the extent of all the 
lands which belonged to the Templars in Saxby, co. Lincoln, from the time 
of his ejection from the .«ame if by inspection of the rolls and memoranda of 
the exchequer or by inquisition it is found that the 2:>riory held those lands 
for two years only, and that he was afterwards ejected from them by Thomas, 
earl of Lancaster, the said prior having shown to the king by his petition 
before the king and his council in parliament that whereas the late king in 
the second year of his reign demised the said lands to the prior to hold during 
pleasure, rendering thence yearly the extent thereof, and although the prior 
was ejected within two years after that commission by Thomas, earl of 
Lancaster, who claimed those lands as his escheat by the annulling of the 
order of the Templars, so that the prior could not receive any issues there- 
from from that time, yet the treasurer and barons exacted from him by 
summons of the exchequer 100«. for every year after the said grant^at which 



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2334. • Membrane 33 — cont. 

sum those lands were extended by Matthew Broun, late escheator in that 
count)'', and unjustly cause the prior to be distrained therefor, whereupon 
he iias besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 



March 12. 
Woodstock. 



March 9. 

Woodstock. 



Membrane 32. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to permit Edmund de Shireford, the 
king's yeoman, to have the bailiwick of the hundred of Knightelowe, co. 
Warwick, until otherwise ordered, notwithstanding the king's previous order 
to take such hundreds into his hands, as the king lately granted to Edmund 
the bailiwick of Barsettelowe for life, and afterwards granted him the baili- 
wick of the said hundred in recompense lor that bailiwick, which for divers 
reasons he caused to be taken into his hands, to hold for life, rendering to 
the king 3'carly, by the hands of the sheriff of Warwick for the time being, 
the ancient ferm of that hundred, according to the form of the statute lately 
promulgated by the king and his council thereupon; and the king ordered 
the treasurer and barons to restore the bailiwick of tiiat hundred to Edmund 
until the next parliament, as they had taken it inlo the king's hand by virtue 
of a previous order, directing them so to take such hundreds, and in that 
parliament, held at York on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra last, it 
was ordained by the king and his council that all those who hold such baili- 
wicks in fee or for life by grant of the king or his father, rendering certain 
ferms at the exchequer yearly, shall hold tliem as long as they render the 
said ferms, as the sheriffs were wont to render them before the said grants, 
wherefore the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to 
inform him without delay, after inspectiou of the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, for how much Edmund answered to him by the hands of the 
sheriff and for how much the sheriff of Warwick answered at the exchequer 
before the hundred was so granted. By K. and C. 



To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, ISTorttiumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland. Order to deliver 6^ acres of land and an 
acre of meadow in the town of Baumburgh to William Patrik of Baum- 
burgh, and 3 acres of land in a place called le Elle in that town to William 
Gray of Baiunburgh, and 3 aci'es of land in the same plice to .John son of 
William Wilcokesson of Shoston, and 4 acres of land in that place to John 
Scot, and 3 acres of land in Baumburgh to Margery, late the wife of Adam de 
Croston, and 3^ acres of land in Baumburgh to William Hoker of Baum- 
burgh, as the king has learned by an inquisition taken by John de Louthre, 
late escheator in those counties, that Patrick de Werdale, father of William 
Patrik of Baumburgh, whose heir he is, was seised in his demesne as of 
fee of the said G^ acres of land and acre of meadow, and that William Gray, 
father of William Gray of Baumburgh, whose heir he is, was seised in his 
demesne as of fee of the said 3 acres of land, and that John Wylcokesson, 
grandfather of John son of William son of John Wilcokesson of Shoston, 
Avhose heir he is, was seised in his demesne as of fee of the said 3 acres of 
laud, and that Henry Warynson, father of John Scot, whose heir he io, was 
seised in his demesne as of fee of the said 4 acres of land, and that Margery 
of the Hill, mother of Margery, late the wife of Adam de Croston, whose 
heir she is, was seised in her demesne as of fee of the said 3 acres of land, 
and that William Hoker, father of William Hoker of Baumburgh, whose 
heir he is, was seised in his demesne as of fee of the said 3^ acres of land, 
until lloger le Potter of Baumburgh of Malberthorp unjustly and without a 
judgment disseised the said Patrick, William Gray the elder, .John Wilcokes- 
son, Henry Warjnson, ^largery of the Hill and William Hoker separately 
of the said laud aud meadow, and that lloger continued that disseisin until 



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1334. Membrane 32 — cont. 

his death, and that he had no other state in those laads except by that dis- 
seisin, and that the said Patrick, William Gray the elder, John Wilcokeson, 
Henry Warynson, Margery of the Hill and William Hoker never released 
their right to Roger or to the king or his father, nor made another state 
thereof, and that William Patrik is the son and next heir of the said 
Patrik, and William Gray of Baumburgh of the said William Gray the 
elder, and that John son of William is kinsman and next heir of John 
Wilcokesson, and John Scot is son and next heir of the said Henry, and 
Margery, late the wife of Adam, is daughter antl next heir of Margery of the 
Hill, and William Hoker of Baumbuigh is son and next heir of the said 
Wilham Hoker, and that the said lands and meadow are held of the king in 
chief together with other lands, by the service of keeping the gate of Baum- 
burgh castle and of rendering to the town of Baumburgh 4*. bd. yearly, 
and that the said lands are in the king's hands by reason of Roger's death, 
and are worth 'dos. yearly in all issues. By K. and pet. of C. 

March 10. To Thomas de Baumburgh, clerk. Order to deliver the said lands to the 
Woodstock, said William Patrik, etc., rci^pectively, which lands are in Thomas's custody 

by the king's commission until the end of ten years, rendering therefor 35«. 

yearly to the king. By pet. of C. 

March 19. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Northampton. Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of 
William Barde, a messunge, 109 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 10 acres 
of wood and 67s. 4c?. rent in Edelesburgh, and not to intermeddle further 
with the other lands of the said William which are held of other lords than 
the king, restoring the issues of the lands which are held of others to Joan, 
as the king has learned by an inquisition taken by the escheator that 
William and Joan held the said messuage, lands and rent jointly at William's 
death of the enfeoffment of John Eme of Dunstable and Nichola his wife 
and of Joan de Scur. s by a (Ine levied in the late king's court by his licence, 
to hold for themselves and the heirs of William, and 7 acres of land and 
3^ acres of meadow in that town, and that the said messuage, 109 acres of 
land, 20 acres of meadow, wood and rent are held of the king in chief by 
the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and the said 7 acres of land 
and 3| acres of meadow are held of other lords, and the king has taken the 
fealty of Joan for the said messuage, land, meadow, wood and rent. 

March 1. To Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account with 
York. John de Denton, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the bailiffs and 
burgesses of that town for their costs and expenses in the king's service in 
providing and preparing a ship of war in that port, and in furnishing it 
with men, mariners, armour and other necessaries to set out with the king 
against the Scots, for thirty-one days, as the king had ordered Richard de 
Emeldon, then mayor of that town, and the bailiffs and burgesses, and to 
cause them to have a bill thereupon for what is found to be due to them by 
such an account, having viewed the said order, as the said John and the 
bailiffs and burgesses have besought the king by their petition before the 
king and his council in the present parliament to cause this to be done as 
they had prepared such a ship and furnished it with 82 men-at-arms, armour 
and other necessaries, and had sent it at their cost in the king's service for 
thirty-one days, without receiving any payment for their expenses. 

By pet. of C. 

March 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to the al)bot of Rufford the 

Northampton, moiety of a bovate of land in Roderham, which Roger Rose of Roderham 

held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition 

taken by the sheriff that the moiety has been in the king's hands for a year 



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1334. Membrane ^2, — cont. 

and a day, and that Roger held it in chief of the abbot, and that the men of 
the township of Roderham have had the year, day and waste thereof, and 
ought to answer for them to the king. 

March 20. To the same. Order to deliver to the abbot of Rafford two messuages in 
Northampton. Roderham which Laurence le Mareschall of Roderham held, who was out- 
lawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff 
t!iat the messuages have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that Laurence held them of the abbot in chief, and that John de Louthre, 
late escheator beyond Trent, had the year, day and waste thereof, and 
ought to answer for them to the king. 

March 19. To Geoffrey le Scrop, chief justice appointed to hold pleas before the 
Northampton, king. Order to deliver, without delay, all the rolls, records, processes, 
indictments and other memoranda touching his office, which are in his 
custody, bv indenture, to Richard de Wylughby, whom the king wishes to 
hold those pleas, together with other lieges, while Geoffrey is in the king's 
service in parts beyond sea, whither he is about to set out by the king's 
order. The king has also ordered Richard to receive the rolls, etc. from 
the said Geoffrey and to hold those pleas. By K. 

To Richard de "Wylughby. Concurrent order to receive the rolls, etc. 
from Geoffrey, and to hold those pleas as aforesaid. By K. 

March 20. To William de ShareshuU. Order to intend the holding of pleas before 
Northampton, the king, together with Richard de Wylughby and other lieges, to the exclu- 
sion of everything else, as the king wishes him to be justice for holding such 
pleas, together with the said Richard and others. By K. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. Order to admit the said William to hold those pleas 
with them. By K. 

March 23. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause Thomas de Halghton, knight, 
Northampton, to have full seisin of a messuage and a virgate of land, except 4 acres of 
land in Northclebury, which William de Routhale of Northclebury held, 
who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the sheriff that the messuage and virgate have been in the king's hand 
for a year and a day, and that William held them of Thomas, and that 
Simon de Somenor of Northclebury had the year, day and waste thereof, by 
the sheriff's demise, and ought to answer for them to the king. 

March 24. To William de Bredon, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Rockingham. Derby and Lancaster. Order to deliver to Lora, late the wife of Thomas 
Latymer Bouchard, a rent of 35^. \2d. in Sonthleverton, Colom, Stretton, 
Fenton, Littelburgh, Clareburgh, Wellum, Morhouses, Whetele}'e, Wyston 
and Northwodehouses, co. Nottingham, restoring anything thereof which 
has been received since the death of Thomas to the said Lora, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by William Erneys, late escheator in those 
counties, that Thomas and Lora held that rent jointly at Thomas's death of 
the demise of John de Hastynges, lately deceased, by the licence of 
Edward I. to hold for their life, and that the said rent is held by the king 
in chief by the service of a pair of white gloves for every service, and the 
king has taken the fealty of Lora, due to him in this respect. 

March 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit John 

Northampton. Segyn, whom John Gabriel and Ralph de Mallyng, late collectors of the 

new and ancient customs in the city of Winchester, have altornied in their 

place to render their account at the exchequer, at the present morrow of the 



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1334, Membrane 32 — cont. 

close of Eastei', for the issues of the said customs for the time when they 
were collectors of the same, as they cannot appear in person on account of 
bodily sickness and other causes. — The chancellor received the attornment. 

ByK. 

March 20. To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' to admit Nicholas le 

Northampton. Deveneys, whom John le Deveneys, one of the collectors of the said 

customs, has attornied in his place to render his account for the issues 

thereof. — The chancellor received the attornment. By K. 

March 2o. To the same. Order to receive the proffer of John de Scures, sheriff of 

Eockingham. Southampton, by one of hi.s clerks, whom he shall have deputed in his place 

for this purpose, as John is intending divers affairs of the king by his 

order, wherefore be cannot be present at the exchequer in person to make 

his proffer on the morrow of the close of Easter next. By K. 



Membrane 31. 

March 17. To William de Bredon, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Towcester. Derby and Lancaster. Order to cause John, son and heir of Richard de 
Sancto Andrea, tenant in chief, to have full .seisin of all the lands of which 
his father was seised in his demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick, at his 
death, because John has proved his age before William Erneys, late 
escheator in those counties, and the king has taken his homage for all the 
lands which his father held at his death of the king iu chief. 

By p.s. [7658.] 

March 18. To William de Rosfeleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
To\ycester. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Older to cause John, son and heir of 
Richard de Sancto Andrea, teuaiit in chief, to have full seisin of all the 
lands of which his father was seised in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick 
at his death, as the king has taken the homage of John, who has proved his 
age before William Erneys as aforesaid, and has rendered to him the lands 
which his father held in chief, ordering the said William de Bredon to deliver 
to John such of these lands as are in his bailiwick. By the same writ. 

March 3. To Robert Selyraaii, escheator in cos. Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, 
York. Berks, Southampton and Wilts. Order to amove the king's hand from the 
manor of Hadenham, without delay, and not to intyrmeddle further there- 
with, restoring the issues thereof to the prior of Rochester, as the escheator 
returned that he iiad taken the said manor into the king's hands by reason 
of the deposition of brother John, late prior of Rochester, who held the 
manor of the king, and it so remains until further orders ; and William, 
formerly king of England, the king's progenitor, by his charters, which the 
king has inspected, gave and granted that manor to the church of 
St. Andrew the Apostle, Kochester, in frank-almoin, free from all secular 
exaction, and that no man should intermeddle therewith except the monks 
and their ministers; and afterwards, wishing to ascertain if that manor had 
ever been taken into his hand during any voidance, the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition thereupon, by which it is found that the 
manor was never taken into the king's hand in times past, and no escheator 
had entered it by reason of a voidance of the priory of Rochester, or had 
taken anjthing there, but that the said prior and convent and their ministers 
had held it in times past, free from all exaction. 

March 20. To the same. Order to caTise reasonable dower to be assigned to Joan, 
Northampton, late the wife of Robert Gemys, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that 



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March 24. 
Rockingham. 



March 17. 
Towcester. 



March 26. 
Rockinffham. 



March 1. 
York. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

she will not marry without the king's licence, from all the lands which her 
husband held in that bailiwick, at his death, in the presence of .John, son 
and heir of the said Robert, if he choose to attend. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver to .John de Nevill of Horneby 
the hundred of Biadeford, in that county, without delay, together with the 
issues thereof from the time of its being taken into the king's hand, and to 
permit «John to hold it according to the form of the king'.s grant to him, 
notwithstanding a previous order directing the siieriff to take such hundreds 
into the king's hands ; a.s the king had previously ordered the sheriff to 
deliver that hundred to John, together with the issues thereof, to hold until 
the next parliament \_as at page 174 above^ and in that parliament, summoned 
at York on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra last, it was ordained that 
all who hold such hundreds in fee or for life by the grant of the king or his 
father, shall continue to hold them undisturbed under a certain form 
contained in that ordinance. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
sheriff of Salop to be discharged and acquitted at the exchequer of the 
issues received by him from that hundred, from the time of its being taken 
into the king's hands, which issues have been delivered to John. 

To William de Bredon, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, N'otting- 
ham, Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manors of Peverelthorp, co. Nottingham, and Wynterton, co. Warwick, and 
the third part of the manor of Staveley, co. Derby, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by William Erneys, 
late escheator in those counties, that John de Crurabewell, now alive, and 
Idonia his wife held jointly at Idonia's deatli, for themselves and the heirs 
of their bodies, the manor of Peverelthorp by the gift and grant of Gilbert 
de Ellesfeld, by a fine levied in the court of the late king, the manor of 
Wynterton and the said third part for their life by the grant of Robert de 
Clifford, deceased, and that the manor of Peverelthorp is held of the honour 
of Tikhill, now in the hand of Queen Philippa, and the manor of Wynteiton 
and the said third part are held of Robert, son of the aforesaid Robert de 
Clifford. 

To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Derby. 
Order to proceed to take an assize of novel disseisin which Roger le Wyne 
arraraed before them against William le Coisede of Hokenhale and others, 
contained in the original writ, concerning a tenement in Penkeston and 
Normanton, but not to proceed to render judgment thereon without con- 
sulting the king, as the king had previously sent them an order to this 
effect \_as at page 148 above^ and afterwards, learning that Roger arramed 
that assize to the disinheritance of the king, he ordered them by writ of privy 
seal not to proceed to take that assize without the king's special order, 
wherefore they have hitherto delayed to proceed therewith, as the king has 
learned from the plaint of the said Roger by his petition before the king and 
his council in the present parliament, beseeching the king to provide a 
remedy. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause allowance to be made to John de Denton, of Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne, and William de Emeldon, parson of Bothale church, executors 
of the will of Richard de Emeldon, for 100 marks, if they shall find upon 
view of a bill of the wardrobe that 130/. was owing to Richard by the late 
king, in the said 130/., and to cause payment or a competent assignment or 
allowance for the arrears of the said 130/. to be made to the executors, 
receiving the bill from the executors and charging those who ought to be 



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1334. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 



March 25. 
Rockingham. 



charged therewith, as the executors have besought the king by their petition 
before him and his council in the present parliament to cause such allowance 
and payment to be made to them, as the said Richard and William are 
indebted to the king in 100 marks of a certain recognisance for 200 marks 
made to the king in chancery in the 7th year of his reign, and the late king 
was indebted to Richard in 130'., as appears by a certain bill under the seal 
of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, formerly keeper of the late king's 
wardrobe, which petition the king has granted, in consideration of the 
numerous services rendered to him and his progenitors by the said Richard 
during his lifetime. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John de 
Broke, whom Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, has put in his 
place to make his proffer and render his account, for this turn, as the king 
has charged Thomas with the expedition of divers of his affairs, wherefore 
Thomas cannot be present to make his proffer at the exchequer on the 
morrow of the close of Easter next, or to render his account to the king for 
the issues of his constabulary. By K. 

March 22. To William de Witteuham. Order to pay to Richard, son of Thomas 
Rockingham. Dan vers, a rent of 100*. from the issues of the lands which are in the custody 
of the said William by the king's grant for rendering a certain yearly ferm at 
the exchequer, until Richard shall have had promotion to an ecclesiastical 
benefice or a prebend of the value of 201. a year at least, as the king had 
previously ordered Philip de Hardeshull, keeper of ^rfeited lands in co. 
Berks, to pay to Richard the said rent from the time Philip had the custody 
of the manor of Newebury, and to pay that sum yearly thenceforth [as in 
this Calendar, 18 Edward II. p. 2G4] until the said Richard should be 
promoted as aforesaid, and afterwards, at the prosecution of Richard, showing 
that William Trussel, then escheator this side Trent, in whose cn.stody the 
said lands were, refused to pay that rent to Ricliard, the king appointed 
Robert Achard, .John de Brompton and Robert de Hungerfbi-d, to take an 
inquisition upon the premises, and now by the inquisition taken by Robert 
Achard and John de Brompton in the presence of the sub-escheator of that 
county, it is found that Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygeraore bound himself 
by his deed to pay the said rent to Richard and his heirs from his lands at 
Newebury by the hands of his bailiff of Stratfeld Mortymer for the time 
being, during Richard's life, and that Richard received that rent from the 
time of the making of that deed, from Roger, for all the time those lands 
were in his hands, and that he had no promotion from Roger, and never 
released or acquitted him of the said rent. By p.s. and by pet. of C. 



3iEMBRANE 30. 

March 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Gilbert 
York. de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland to make 
his proffer by one of his clerks, and to receive that proffer from the said 
clerk, because Gilbert is intending divers affairs of the king by his order, 
wherefore he cannot make his proffer in person on the morrow of the close 
of Easter next, and the king has granted that he shall make his proffer by 
one of his clerks, whom he shall depute for this. By K. 

March 6. To Master Gilbert de Halughton, receiver of the king's victuals at New- 
York. castle-upon-Tyne. Order to cau.se victuals to the sum of 20/. to be delivered 
to the men of Belford, co. Northumberland, from the said victuals, as the 
king has granted victuals to the sum of 20/. to the said men for the damage 
which they suffered by the long stay which he made in that town with his 
army, and by the inroads of the Scots in those parts. By pet. of C. 



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1334. 

March 10. 
Woodstock. 



March 2. 
York. 



March 3. 
York. 



March 2. 
York. 



March 5. 
i'ork. 



March 18. 
Towoester. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

To the jiKsticiary and chancellor of Ireland. Order to cause Henry de 
Maundevile, impri^ioned in Dublin castle, to be released, toejether Avith his 
lands, goods and cliattels, as IMaurice .son of Thomas, earl of Desseraound, 
lately imprisoned in those parts, was released, taking such security from 
Henry as the said earl found. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause such wages 
to be allowed to Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe, in his account 
at the exchequer for the time when he was keeper there, for himself, a 
cofferer and a controller for the time when he was on the king's affairs with- 
out the court, as were allowed to Robert de Wodehous, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, for himself, a cofferer and a controller. By K. 

To the same. Order to discharge and acquit at the exchequer the men 
of Bamburgh, co. Northumberland, of 20 marks which they owe to the king 
at the exchequer for the ferm of that town, which 20 marks were atter- 
minated to be paid in sums of six marks yearly, notwithstanding the said 
attermination, as the king has pardoned those men the said sura because of 
the damage they have sustained by the inroads of the Scots in those parts. 

By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to a certain watchman in York 
castle, the arrears of his wages of 2rf. a day for watching that castle by 
night, and to pay those wages henceforth, and 10*. yearly for his robe from 
the issues of that bailiwick, as long as the watchman shall be in that office. 

To Master Robert de Ayleston, archdeacon of Berkshire, keeper of the 
privy seal. Order to deliver to the treasurer and chamberlains, by inden- 
ture, all the charters, deeds and other muniments touching Scotland which 
are in his custody, to be kept in the treasury. The king has ordered the 
treasurer and chamberlains to receive the said charters, etc. from him, and 
to keep them as aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Concurrent order to receive the said 
charters, etc. from Robert, and to keep them as aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
de Louthre, whom the king lately appointed to be escheator this side Trent, 
during pleasure, so that he shoidd answer to the king for the i.ssues thereof, 
receiving the accustomed fee in that office, such fee as it has been customary 
to allow to other escheators before this time iu that office, for the time that 
John remains in that office. 

To John Flemyng, mayor of Carlisle. Order to deliver to J. bishop of 
Carlisle, the goods and chattels which belonged to Roger de Kirkcpatrik, 
knight, and to Humphrey his son, in the same condition as they came into 
that mayor's hand, as the king has learned that the bishop claimed those 
goods and chattels as his own on account of certain claims which the men of 
Ranulph de Dacre, sheriff of Cumberland laid upon them in the king's name, 
and they were delivered to the mayor with the assent of the bishop and of 
the said men to be kept in even hand {in equali manu) until the matter 
had leen fully discussed, and the bishop has proved before the king and 
council that the said goods and chattels are his. By K. and C. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with a plea which Robert 
de Chaumpaync brought before them against Henry, earl of Lancaster, 
for 56 acres of land and 5 acres of meadow in Duffeld, as his right and 
inheritance, but not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the 
king, as Robeit has shown by his petition before the king and his council in 
the last parliament at York that the said earl pleading before the ju.stices in 
that suit, alleged that he held the honour of Derby for himself and the heirs 



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March 2. 
York. 



March 6. 
York. 



March 30. 
Rockinsham. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

of his body by the gift and grant of Henry III., and he exhibited the present 
king's charter confirming this grant before the justices in that Bench ; and 
that the said land and meadow are parcel of that honour, so ihat the earl 
ought not to answer thereupon without consulting the king, wherefore the 
justices delayed to proceed in that plea, whereupon Robert has besought the 
king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent 
of 10/. which belonged to Walter Waldeshef in London, as the sheriffs 
returned that the said rent of 10/. is of those rents which belonged to Adam 
de Stratton, and which came into the hand of Edward I. by the forfeiture 
of Adam, and because the sheriffs understood that the said Walter held that 
rent for life only by the gift of the late king, they retained it in the hands 
of those who held it, and it appears by certain letters patent shown in the 
chancery of the late king that the said king gave and granted to Walter 10/. 
of quit rent from the rents which formerly belonged to Adam in that city, 
and which had escheated to Edward I. by Adam's forfeiture, to wit, 9/. rent 
which formerly belonged to William de Assindon in the parish of St. 
Vedast, in the ward of William de Fai'ndon, and 20*. rent from all the 
tenements which formerly belonged to John de Loneto in the parish of 
St. Mary Somerset, to be held by Walter and his heirs of the late kiug and 
his heirs. 

To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 
berland and Westmorland. Order to deliver to Patrick son of William de 
Killum a messuage and 20 acres of land in Killum and 10 acres of land in 
Palxton, CO. Northumberland, because the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by John de Louthre late escheator in those counties, that Nicholas de 
Killum died seised of the said tenements in his demesne as of fee in the time 
of the late king, and that he held them of the late king as of the castle of 
Werk, then in the said king's hand, by the service of \2d. yearly to the 
ward of the castle, and after the death of Nicholas, Thomas de Clenyll, 
kinsman, and Alina de Swethop, sister and heir of Nicholas, who were then 
of full age, entered the said tenements and held them for a year, and after- 
wards granted thera to Patrick, to hold for himself and his heirs, and that 
Patrick was seised of them for two years and more by reason of that 
acquisition, until Thomas de Burgh, then escheator of the late king in co. 
Northumberland, took them into the king's hands in the name of a custody 
by the death of the said Nicholas, and that the said messuage and lands are 
now held of William de Monte Acuto, lord of Werk castle, and are worth 
7* yearly in all issues, and Patrick lias made fine with the king for the 
relief due to the king in this respect, to wit for 6*. 8</. Northumberland. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Queen 
Isabella to hold the hundred of Stanclif together with the issues thereof 
according to the form of the king's grant, until otherwise ordered, notwith- 
standing the king's order to take such hundreds into his hand, as the king 
granted the castle of Cliderowe, co. Lancaster, among other lands to the said 
queen, at a certain value, for life, to hold under a certain form; and after- 
wards the king, being informed that the sheriff of York, by reason of an 
order directing him to take such hundreds inro the king's hands, had so 
taken the hundred of Stanclif, which is of the appurtenances of that castle 
contained in the said value, ordered the treasurer and barons to examine the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching the premises, taking an 
inquisition thereon if necessary, and to inform the king without delay 
Avhether the hundred is of the appurtenances of the castle and contained in 
the said value, and if it was anciently annexed to the ferm of the county and 
for how much answer was made by the sheriff of the county for that 



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hundred and of the true value of the hundred, ordering the sheriff to restore 
the hundred together with the issues thereof to the said queen without delay 
until the next parliament notwithstanding the king's said order, and in the 
parliament summoned at York on wonday before St. Peter in Cathedra last 
it was ordained that all those who hold such hundreds iu fee or for life by 
the grant of the king or his father shall hold them iu peace under a certain 
form contained in that ordinance. 

Marcli 2. To the same. Order to supersede the demand made on John de Drokenes- 
York. ford by reason of the proclamation of distraint of knighthood, for not having 
taken kuighthood before Trinity last, and to cause him to be discharged and 
acquited thereof at the exchequer, releasiug him without delay from any 
distraint made for that cause, as on 28 June last the king gave the said John 
a respite for taking knighthood for three years from that day, by a fine which 
he made with the king, and now the king has learned fi-om the plaint of 
John by his petition liefore the king and his council in the present parlia- 
ment that although by reason of a proclamation directing all those having 
40/. a year of land or rent for the last three years to take knighthood before 
Trinity last, John came to the king with all speed and made the said fine to 
have such respite, yet the treasurer and barons caused John to be compelled 
by heavy amercements and various distraints to make that fine again befoi'e 
them in the exchequer, and intend to levy those amercements upon him for 
not having ta-ken knighthood before or on the said feast because the king's 
letters aforesaid to John were made after that feast, whereupon the said 
John has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

March 1. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed to the final discussion of 
York. a plea which Adam son of Adam de Welle brought against Edm[und] Bacun 

for 42/. rent in Beseby, Hawardeby, Gunnerby, Alwaldeby, Waldeneuton, 
Northcotes, Briggesle, and Askeby near Briggesle, provided that they do 
not proceed to render judgment there(m without consulting the king, as 
Adam has besought the king, by his petition before the king and his council 
in parliament, to order the suit to be proceeded with, as he sought the 
said rent before those justices against Edmund, and Edmund pleading before 
the justices in that suit alleged that the said rent was parcel of the manor of 
Beseby, which the king granted to him by charter to hold for life, with 
reversion to the king, and he produced that charter there, upon which pre- 
text the justices delayed to proceed in that plea. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 29. 

March 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
Woodstock, demand which they have made on the prior of Sempyngham for 450/,, 
unlpps he ought to be charged therewith for any otiier cau&e, and to cause 
him to be discharged and acquitted thereof, as the said prior has shown the 
king by his petition before him and his council in parliament that although 
neither the prior nor any of his predecessors had taken at ferra any lands 
which belonged to the Templars in Carleton near Basyngham of the late 
king, in times past, nor had the custody thereof, yet the treasurer and barons 
unjustly caused the prior to be distrained for 450/. by reason of a certain 
commission of the exchequer under his name for all the lands of the said 
Templars in the town of Carleton, at the prosecution of Hugh le Despenser, 
the yoiinger, who held them for his own use, wherefore the prior has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

March 25. To the keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric of Winchester in the 

Rockingham, king's hand. Order to pay to Master Thomas de Asteleye, the king's 

clerk, 40/. from the issues of these temporalities, for the expenses which he 

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1334. 



March 14. 
Woodstock. 



March 29. 
Kockingham. 



March 25. 
Rockingham. 



March 6. 
York. 



March 3. 
York. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

incurred in the expedition of tlie afPairs of the king touching the duchy of 
Aquitaine, which he was intending by the king's order for a long time. 

By K. and C. 

To William de Wittenham. Order to deliver to William, son of Thomas 
Danvers, a rent of 100s. yearly from the issues of lands at Neubury, which 
are in William's custody by the king's grant for rendering a certain ferm at 
the exchequer, until William shall have a marriage or other promotion of 
the value of 20/. yearly at least, as the king has learned by an inquisition 
taken by Richard de Abberbury and Jolin de Brompton in the presence of 
Roger de Wydwere, subescheator in co. Berks, that Roger de Mortuo Mari, 
late lord of Wygemore and Trym, on Saturday after the Purification in the 
14th year of the late king's reign, bound himself by his deed to William in 
the said rent, to be received yearly for life from Roger and his heirs from 
those lands by the hands of the bailifE of Stretfeld Mortimer for the time 
being, until William should be provided by Roger with a marriage or other 
promotion as aforesaid, by reason and cause of the gift of the manor of 
Woghefeld, co. Berks, which Thomas Danvers, father of William, made to 
Roger, and that William received the said rent and was not promoted by 
Roger or his heirs to any marriage or other state, and the king has con- 
sideration to the said gift, and that the manor aforesaid is in bis hands by 
the forfeiture of Roger. By p.s. and pet. of C. 

To the keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric of Winchester, void 
and in the king's hand. Order to deliver to John de Shordiche, who is 
shortly about to set out to the Roman court for the expedition of certain 
afPairs of the king, by his order, 10 marks upon his expenses, from the issues 
of those temporalities. By K. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Reginald de Pyrle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Thomas de Foxlee, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Gilbert Pypot, the king's fletcher {attilliatori) in that castle, the arrears of 
his usual wages from the time of Thomas's appointment, and to pay Gilbert 
the saul wages henceforth, and to cause him to have the other necessaries of 
his office from the issues of that bailiwick. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
acquit William de Burgh, to whom the king formerl}' committed the custody 
of a messuage, a carucate of land, 10 acres of wood and 45. rent in 
Wylbrighton, co. Stafford, to hold under a certain form, rendering to the 
king yearly at the exchequer the extent thereof, of that extent from 
20 June in the 4th year of the king's reign, provided that William answer 
to the king at the exchequer as he ought for that extent before the 
said 20 June, on which day the king granted to Richard de Burgh the said 
lands, Avhich belonged to Archibald Duglas, and which had escheated to 
the late king by Archibald's forfeiture and were in the present king's hands, 
to hold for life without rendering anything to the king or his heirs, with 
reversion to the king and his heirs after Richard's death. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Peter de 
Saltmersh, sheriff of York, in his account at the exchequer, for 33*. 10c?. if 
they find that he has paid that sum, as the king lately ordered the sheriff of 
York to pay to a watchman in York castle his wages of 2d. a day for 
watching that castle by night from 11 August last and 10«. for his robe, 
yearly, as long as he should be in that office, and Peter has paid 23s. \0d. 
to the watchman for his wages and 10s, for his robe, by virtue of the said 
order, as he says. 

To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Peter de 
Saltmersh, sheriff of York, in his account at the exchequer for 7/. 17*. 6c?., 



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March 1. 
York. 



March 4. 
York. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

as Simon de Lagheman, who held the bailiwick of the custody of the Fosse 
at York for life by the grant of the late king, demised that bailiwick to the 
king's Serjeant, Hugh Treganon, usher of the king's chamber, to hold for 
Simon's life; and on 20 March in the 5th year of his reign, the king, 
accepting that demise, granted that Hugh should hold that bailiwick for life, 
receiving the accustomed wages and fees in the same, and on 23 October in 
the 6th year of hit- reign, the king ordered the sheriff of York to pay to 
Hugh the arrears of liis wages and fees from the said 23 October, and to pay 
such wages and fees henceforth from the issues of that bailiwick, and Peter 
paid 11. 17*. 6d. to Hugh by virtue of this order, as he says. 

To Robert de Tanton, keeper of the wardrobe. John de Denton, of 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and otiier burgesses of that town have besought the 
king by their petition before him and his council in the present parliament 
to cause the goods and merchandise delivered by John to Richard de 
Nateby, clerk, to be delivered to John and the other burgesses of Newcastle, 
to be restored to certain men of Flanders, or to satisfy them for the price of 
the same, as Richard de Emeldon, late mayor of Newcastle, sent two ships 
of war to sea with divers men at arms, by the king's order, to harass the 
Scots, then enemies of the king and rebels, which men at arms boarded 
{intrarunt) certain ships of Flanders sailing towards Scotland, after the 
surrender of Berwick, loaded with divers goods and merchandi.-^e of the men 
and merchants of Flanders and took and eloigned a great part of the said 
goods and merchandise found in the ships, because certain men of Scotland 
were then found in those ships, and brought a part of the goods and 
merchandise to Newcastle with certain merchants of Flanders ; and Richard 
arrested the goods and merchandise of the men of Flanders so brought, and 
caused them to be guarded under the seals of certain lawful men of that 
town until they were delivered by John de Denton, now mayor of New- 
castle, by the king's order, to Richard de Nateby, lay indenture, and the 
said men and merchants of Flanders have arrested divers goods and 
merchandise of the men of Newcastle, found in Flanders, under colour of 
the said capture and detention, and detain them until satisfaction shall be 
made to them for their own goods and merchandise ; the king therefore 
oiders Robert to cause all the goods delivered by John de Denton to 
Richard de Nateby as aforesaid, to be delivered to John and to the 
burgesses of Newcastle, and if any part thereof has been applied in the 
king's service, to cause the price thereof to be paid to John and the 
burgesses without delay, so that they be able to satisfy the said merchants of 
Flanders for the said goods and merchandise, or for the price thereof. 

By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made by summons of the exchequer upon the abbot of Rievaulx for 
26/. 13*. Ad. for 3 hor.se8 of Hainault (Hanon'), delivered by the king to 
John de Reynton, late abbot there, and to cause the abbot to be discharged 
and acquitted thereof at the exchequer, releasing him from any distraint 
made for that cause, as the abbot has shown to the king by his petition 
before him and his council in the present parliament that as the said John, 
his predecessor, frequently went to Scotland by the late king's order for the 
expedition of certain of the king's affairs there, and often lost his horses in 
going to and returning from those parts to the king and his father in divers 
parts of the kingdom, and although afterwards the king granted to the abbot 
three of his horses of Hainault in restitution of his horses lost in the said 
service to be delivered by Robert de Wodhous, then keeper of the wardrobe, 
yet the treasurer and barons, because Robert's account at the exchequer 
contained that he delivered to John, then abbot, three horses of Hainault 
of the price of 261. 13*. id., distrained the present abbot to pay that sum to 



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the king for those horses, as if John had bought those horses from the king, 
whereupon the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy, and it has 
been testified before the king and his council in tlie said parliament that 
John lost several horses in the said service, and that the king caused three 
horses of Hainault to be delivered to John of his gift in restitution of the 
said horses. By pet. of C. 

March 2. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
York. Middlesex. Order to cause Giles de Badlesmere, son and heir of Bartholomew 
de Badlesmere and of Margaret his wife, tenants in chief, to have full 
seisin of ail the lands which Bona fitz Bernard held for life of Giles's 
inheritance, as the king lately took the homage of Giles, a minor in his 
wardship, for all the lands which Margaret held at her death of the king in 
chief, although Giles had not attained his majority, and the king ordered 
divers escheators of England and Ireland to cause Giles to have full seisin 
of all the lands of which Margaret was seised in her demesne as of fee at 
her death, and of the lands which she held in dower or otherwise, for life, 
of the inheritance of Giles, in the same bailiwicks ; and the king, wishing 
to show more favour to Giles in this respect, has rendered to him the lands 
which Bona held, as aforesaid. By p.s. [7626.] 

To John de Denton, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and to the bailiffs 
of that town. Whereas in the statute of Winchester enacted in the time of 
Edward I. it was provided that if any strangers should be found in cities, 
boroughs or towns at night they should be arrested by the watchman there 
until the morrow, and if they were suspect they should be delivered to the 
sheriff, to be kept in gaol, and if they do not permit themselves to be 
arrested, the hue and cry should be raised upon them, and those who make 
watch should pursue them with hue and cry until they are taken, and in the 
statute of Northampton, enacted in the 2nd year of the king's reign, it was 
provided that no one, of whatever state or condition, except the king's 
Serjeants executing his orders and others assisting them, should presume to use 
armed force, to ride or go armed by day or night in fairs, markets, or in the 
presence of the justices or others of the king's ministers, under pain of loss 
of their arms and of imprisonment at will, and in the statute of West- 
minster, enacted in the 5lh year of the king's reign, it was provided that if 
any one was suspected, whether by day or by night, he should be immediately 
arrested and delivered to the constables of towns or to the bailiffs of 
liberties or to the sheriff, to be kept in prison until the coming of the 
justices of gaol delivery, and that the sheriffs and bailiffs should enquire in 
the meantime into such arre.sts and return those inquisitions and the causes 
of capture before the said justices ; and now the king has learned that 
several malefactors, disregarding the said statutes, holding illicit meetings 
and gatherings both by day and night in Newcastle and its suburbs, go 
about armed, lying in wait for the men coming to that town and departing 
from it, and staying there, both the king's ministers and other of his lieges, 
beating, wounding and plundering them of their goods, and perpetrating 
other damage and crimes, and do not cease to do such evils daily in the said 
town and suburb, for which John has attempted no remedy as he ought ; the 
king therefore orders him that if he shall find such malefactors perpetrating 
such deeds, he shall cause them to be arrested without delay, together with 
others of notoriously bad report, and cause them to be kept safely in prison 
until further orders, so that they shall not be released until further orders, 
and to discover by inquisition the names of such malefactors and of those 
■who receive them, and cause them to be arrested immediately and detained 
in prison, as well as all those who shall be found guilty in the premises, by 
such inquisitions, and to conduct himself so that the king may not have 
cause to complain of his negligence. By K. 



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1334. 

March 29. 
Uockingham. 



March 2. 
York. 



April 7. 
Rockingham. 



April 3. 
Rockingham, 



April 4. 
Rockingham. 



Membrane 28. 

To tlie treasurer and barous of the exchequer. William de Clynton and 
Juliana his wife have besought the king by their petition before hira and 
his council that — whereas Edward I. on 11 October in the 31th year of his 
reign, by his letters patent, pardoned William de Leyburne all the debts 
which he owed to him, and certain debts which William owed to the said 
king, as tenant of certain lands which belonged to Ralph de Sandwytz and 
Reginald de Cornhull, of the inheritance of his wife before the said pardon, 
are exacted of AVilliam and Juliana as tenants of those lands by summons of 
the exchequer — the king will be pleased to cause them to be discharged of 
the said debts by reason of the pardon to William ; and because it seemed 
to the council that if William de Leyburn became the debtor of the king or of 
his progenitors for the said debts, and entered upon the payment of them 
before the said pardon, then the writs of pardon will hold good both for 
the debts of the lands of his wife and for his own debts, the king sends to 
the treasurer and barons the said petition, enclosed with these presents, 
ordering them to view the said letters patent, the petition and the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer touching the premises, and if they find that 
William de Leyburn became the debtor of those debts and entered upon 
payment of the same before his pardon, then to cause William de Clynton 
and Juliana to be discharged and acquitted of those debts at the exchequer. 

By pet. of C. 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Rutland. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Juliana, late 
the wife of William de Paunton, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, from all the lands which 
belonged to her husband in that bailiwick, at his death, in the presence of 
William, son and heir of the said William, if he choose to attend. 

To the same. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,^ to assign dower to Lora, 
late the wife of Thomas le Latimer Bouchard, tenant in chief, in the 
presence of Warin, son and heir of Thomas. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view and 
examine the petition of Peter de Saltmersh, sheriff of York, made before 
the king and his council in parliament, showing that divers sums of money 
had been exacted of him by summons of the exchequer for the ferm of that 
county, which cannot be levied by him on account of divers liberties 
granted by the king to Queen Philippa in divers hundreds in that county, 
which petition the king sends to them with these presents, also ordering 
them to hear the said sheriff's plaint and to cause due allowance to be made 
to him for those sums as shall be right and reasonable. 

To John de Louthre, keeper of the castles, manors and lands which 
Ijelonged to John de Britannia, earl of Richemund, in co. York. Order to 
pay to all the constables, bailiffs, parkers and other ministers of those 
castles, manors and lands their reasonable fees and wages from the time of 
the death of the earl and henceforth as long as the keeper holds that office, 
from the issues of the said lands. By C. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to expend up to 40 marks from the 
issues of that bailiwick in repairing and amending the great bridge of 
Winchester castle and of the great hall and other houses within that castle, 
by the view and testimony of Roger de Fishid and Valentine* Bekke. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to deliver the hundred of Wormeslowe 
in Irchenefeld to John de Bradeston, together with the issues thereof from 
the time when it was taken into the king's hand, and to permit John to 



* Written in different ink on an erasure. 



2id 



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1334. Membrane 28 — cont. 

hold that hundred in peace according to the form of the king's grant, until 
otherwise ordered, notwithstanding the king's previous order to take such 
hundreds into his hands, as the king lately granted the bailiwick of that 
hundred to John for life to hold under a certain form contained in the 
letters patent thereupon, and the king has now learned that the hundred 
was taken into his hands under colour of the order for taking such hundreds 
into his hands and reuniting them to the counties to whose f'erms they were 
anciently annexed, wherefore John has besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; and in the parliament summoued at York on Monday before 
St. Peter in Cathedra last, it was agreed by the king and his council that 
all those who hold such hundreds in fee or for life by the grant of the king 
or his father may continue to hold them under a certain form, contained in 
that agreement. By p.s. [7703.] 

March 12. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to permit John de Denton to hold 
Woodstock, the bailiwick of the hundred of Grartre, co. Leicester, until otherwise 
ordered, notwithstanding the order to take such hundreds into the king's 
hands, as Queen Isabella, on 1 October in the 4th year of the king's reign, 
granted the bailiwick of that hundred by charter to John, to hold for life, 
rendering to her 16/. yearly ; which grant the king afterwards confirmed, 
and ordered the treasurer and baions to restore that bailiwick to John to 
hold until the next parliament, and in the parliament summoned at York 
on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra last, it was agreed as aforesaid, 
wherefore the king ordered the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer touching the premises, and to inform the 
king for how much John answered to him at the exchequer by the hands of 
the sheriff of Warwick, and for how much the sheriff of Warwick answered 
at the exchequer, before the said grant. By K. and C. 

Marcli 30. To the receiver of the issues of the county of Ponthieu. Order to pay 

Rockingham, to Bartholomew de Burghersh, the seneschal of Ponthieu, 100/. sterling 

from the issues of that county, which sum the king has granted to him as a 

gift in subvention of his expenses in that office, beyond the fee which he 

receives from the king yearly in the same. By p.s. [7690.] 

April 12. To Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
Huntingdon, cause Giles de Badelesmere, son and heir of Margaret, late the wife of 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, tenant in chief, to have full seisin of the baili- 
wicks and lands which Margaret held of the king in chief and also in dower 
and otherwise for life of the inheritance of Giles in that bailiwick at her death, 
restoring the issues thereof from 4 January last, as on that day the king took 
the homage of Giles, a minor in his wardship, for all the lands which Margaret 
held of the king in chief, and ordered the divers escheators of England and 
Ireland to cause Giles to have full seisin of the said lands. 



April 12. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
Rockingham, in the port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's 
church, Westminster, a tun of wine of the right prise of London, for the 
present year, according to the grant of Henry III. of a tun of wine yearly 
of the right prise of London, to be received on the morrow of St. Botulph 
at London by the hands of the chamberlain and of his heirs for the time 
being, for the celebration of divine service in that church. 

April 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
Somersham. Kohandus de Richemound, to whom the king granted for his good service 

Crakfergus 



the custody of 
conduct in that office 



castle in Ireland, to hold during his good 
receiving the usual }early fee for that custody, the 



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April 7. 
Kimbolton. 



April 20. 
Kamsey. 



April 18. 
Ramsey. 



April 20. 
Bamsey. 



Membrane 2S — cont. 

said fee for that custody from the time when he had the same, and to 
deliver that fee to Rohandus henceforth, as long as he shall remain in that 
office. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to make a legal partition of the lands of 
which John le Blount of Bjkeleswade, tenant in chief, was seised in his 
demesne as of fee in that bailiwick at his death, into three equal portions, 
in the presence of the heirs and parceners of that inheritance if they choose 
to attend, and to cause Matilda, as eldest daughter of John, John de Maldon, 
and Alice his wife, second daughfer, and Richard de Exmuth and Margaret 
his wife, the third daughter, to have full seisin of their purparties, accepting 
security from Matilda, John, Alice, Richard and Margaret for rendering 
their reasonable reliefs to the king at the exchequer, and saving to Joan, 
late the wife of" John le Blount, her dower assigned to her by the king from 
the said lands, as the king has taken the homajje of Matilda and John de 
Maldon, and the fealty of Richard for the purparties belonging to the said 
Matilda, John, Alice, Richard and Margaret from the said lands. 

By p.s. [7710.] 
Vacated because on the roll of fines. 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 
Rutland. Order not to intermeddle otherwise than has hitherto been 
customaiT with the custody of the abbey of Brunne or of the lands belonging 
to that abbey, void by the death of .John de Wytheton, late abbot there, 
the immediate successor of William de Abbotesle, sometime abbot, restoring 
the issues thereof, saving to the king the custody of the lands which were 
acquired by that house after the undermentioned inquisition, if it ought to 
belong to the king, as on it being found by inquisition taken by Matthew 
Broun, escheator of the late king in co. Lincoln, that one Baldwin son of 
Gilbert, an ancestor of the lords of Wak, 185 years past, foun<led that abbey, 
from which time the lords of Wak have held the custody of the abbey during 
each voidance, appointing a man to preserve the goods and possessions of the 
abbey, together with the prior and other obedientiarii until the installation of 
the next abbot, without taking any profit tiierefrom for the benefit of the 
said lords, who gavi; the licence for electing abbots and gave their consent 
to the election of abbots and took fealties of the abbots when confirmed, as 
the patrons and advocates, the late king ordered Matthew not to intermeddle 
with the custody of the abbey, then void, or of its lands on the death of 
William de Abbotesle, restoring the issues thereof. 

To the collectors of the custcmi of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of 
London. Older to pay to Oto, lord of Kuyk or his attorney, 125/. from the 
issues of those customs for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 250/., to be received yearly from the issnes of these customs 
by the hands of the collectors of the same for the time being. 

To the sheriif of Kent. Order to cause Richard de Grey of Codenore to 
have full seisin of a messuage, Ib^ acres of land, 24 acres of pasture and 
3 acres of wood in Eylesfurd, which .)ohn Feverell of Eylesford held, who 
was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the said messuage, land, pasture and wood nave been in the 
king's hands for a year and a day, and that John held the in of Richard, and 
that William de Northo, escheator in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex and 
Middlesex, had the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for 
them to the king. 

To Walter de Weston, clerk of works of Westminster palace and of the 
Tower of London. Order to pay to John de Brughtooi to whom ou 



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1334. Membrane 28 — cont. 

28 December last the king granted the office of controller of the said works, 
for his good service, to hold for life, receiving yearly the accustomed wages 
and fees in that office, the arrears of such wages and fees from the said 
28 December, and to pay such wages and fees henceforth as long as Walter 
holds his office. 

April 16. To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
Ramsey. supplies his place in Galtres forest. Order to deliver to Thomas de 
Ousthorp, without delay, the bailiwick of the laund of Ingelthwayt in the 
forest of Galtres, to be held according to the tenor of the king's letters 
patent, as on 28 March in the 2nd year of the king's reign, at the request 
of Queen Isabella, the king granted that bailiwick to Thomas for life, which 
bailiwick John le Hayward, deceased, lately held, to hold in the same way 
as others had previously held it. By p.s. [7734.] 



Membrane 27. 

March 30. To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
Rockingham, pleas before the king. Order to supersede holding the pleji moved before 
them between the king and William, archbishop of York, concerning 
a trespass and contempt of the king made by the archbishop in confirming 
the late election of Robert de Graystan, monk of the cathedral church of 
Durham, to be bishop there isnd in consecrating him bishop, the said Robert 
not being accepted by the king nor the royal assent obtained in the customary 
manner, and not to molest the archbishop for that cause, as the king has 
pardoned the archbishop the said trespass. \_Foede7'a.'] 

Feb. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

York. to be made to John de Cobham, one of the collectors of the fifteenth in 
CO. Kent, for lOOZ., which he has paid by the king's order, by writ of privy 
seal, out of the money of that fifteenth to William de Clynton and G-eoffrey 
le Scrop, who had then set out in the king's service to France, upon their 
expenses, to wit, 50/. to each of them. 

March 26. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed to render judgment and 
Rockinp;ham. do justice to the parties in a suit before them which Sibyl, late the wife of 
John de Mohuu brings against Hugh de Courtenay tlie elder and Agnes his 
wife, for the third part of the manor of Cadelcye, as Sibyl's dower from 
the freehold of her husband, as the said Sibyl has shown the king that 
whereas she sought that third part before these justices against Hugh and 
Agnes, and Hugh and Agues called John, kinsman and heir of John de 
Mohun, whose person and part of whose lands are in the custody of Bartholo- 
mew de Burewassh, and another part in the custody of William de Ayrmynne, 
bishop of Norwich, to warranty against Sibyl, and the bishop pleading 
before the justices alleged that he held the custody of two parts of all the 
lands which belonged to John de Mohun, by the king's grant, uutil the heir 
should come of age, and produced the king's letters patent thereupon, 
asserting that he could not answer anyone thereupon without the king, 
wherefore the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed further in that plea, 
and Sibyl, by her petition before the king and his council in parliament, has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

Like order to tlie same on behalf of the said Sibyl, ' mutatis mutandis,^ 
concei'ning a third part of the manor of Mildenhale, which she seeks as her 
dower against John de Mere and Eleanor his wife. 

April 4. To John Inge and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Southampton. 

Rockingham. Order not to proceed to take any assize concerning the bailiwicks of Wolmere 

and Alsisholte, which belonged to John de Venuz, tenant in chief, and 



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April 7. 
Rockingham. 



Jg34 Membrane 27 — cnnt. 

which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of John's heir, as 
the king granted to Edward de Sancto Johaune the custody of the lands 
which belonged to John de Veuuz, together with those bailiwicks, to hold 
until the heii* should come of age, rendering to the king yearly at the 
exchequer the extent thereof, and now the king has learned from Edward 
that Nicholas de Venuz now arranies an assize of novel disseisin before 
these justices against Thomas, son and heir of John and others contained 
in the original writ, coucerning a tenement in Aultone, placing in view the 
said bailiwicks, and the king does not wish the right of the heir to be 
prejudiced as the king is bound to restore his inheritance to him as entire 
as when it came into the king's hands at John's death. 

To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with lands in 
Assheton, Scotford, Grairstang and Qvvityngton, co. Lancaster, restoring 
the issues, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Cristiana de Gynes held certain lands in Assheton, Scotford and Gairstang 
for life by the demise of Robert de Gynes, with reversion to Robert at 
Crisliana's death, and other lands in Qwityngton, also for life, by the grant 
of John son of John de Cannsfeld, by a fine levied in the court of the late 
king, wMth remainder to Robei't at Cristiana's death, and that these lands 
are held of Henry, earl of Lancaster, by divers services. 

April 6. To the same. Order to deliver to John Gernoun the younger and 

Eimbolton. Alice his wife the manor of Bauque[lle], together with the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
Gernoun held that manor at his death, in that bailiwick for life, by the 
grant of John, parson of St. Gregory's church, London, and of Richard de 
la Pole with remainder to the said John the younger and Alice and the 
heirs of their bodies at John's death, and that the manor is held of the king 
in chief by knight's service, and the king has taken the homage of John 
the younger for that manor. By p.s. [7709.] 

April 6. To the sheriff of Salop. Order lo permit Henry de Ferariis and Lsabella 

Rockingham, his wife, daughter and heir of Theobald de Verdon, sometime lord of the 
manor of Stoke-upon-Tyren in that county, to exercise infangenthef, 
ulfangenthef and view of frankpledge in that manor, as the ancestors of 
Theobald had exercised that liberty there, as it was found by an inquisition 
taken by William le Botiller of Wemme and other lieges that Theobald 
and all his ancestors held that liberty from time out of mind, until 
Edward I. in the 6th year of his reign caused it to be taken into his hands 
by his ministers because Stephen de Denton, who had committed a certain 
felony in that liberty and who had been taken at the suit of a party 
{ad sectam partis), had been beheaded before any court was held in that 
manor or judgment made thereupon in form of law, and that Edward I. and 
the late king held that liberty in their hands until the 5th year of the late 
king's reign, when the said king caused the liberty to be delivered to 
Theobald by a fine which ho made with the king, who in the same year 
caused the liberty to be reseized into his hands because Theobald married 
Elizabeth de Burgo against the king's will, at the prosecution of Bartholo- 
mew de Burghersshe and Elizabeth his wife, one of the dauj/htcrsard co-heirs 
of Theobald, who lately held that manor in Elizabeth's jjurparty, asserting 
that the liberty was in the king's hands for the reason aforesaid, and 
beseeching him to order ju.stice to be done in the premises : the king 
ordered the then sheriff of Salop not to intermeddle further with that 
liberty, allowing Bartholomew and Elizabeth to exercise that liberty in the 
said manor as the ancestors of Theobald had done before it was taken into 
the late king's hands ; anil afterwards, for certain reasons the king ordered 



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April 1. 
Rockinghaiu. 



ISS-l. Membrane 27 — cont. 

that manor to be taken into his hands and to be delivered to Henry and 
Isabella, in Isabella's purparty of the iuheiitance of Theobald and now 
the said Henry and Isabella have informed the king that the sheriff wilfully 
prevents them from having and exercising that liberty in that manor, as 
was anciently accustomed to be done. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to deliver to Simon de Stanes, whom on 8 February last the king 
sent to Flanders to treat with Louis, count of Flanders, and with the burgo- 
masters, echevins and consules and other men of Bruges, Grhent, and Ipre 
concerning the damage and injuries mutually done and suffered by the people 
and inhabitants of England and of Flanders, the wages of a mark a day 
due to him from the said S February until the 16th day of the present month 
of April, making allowance for 50 marks which the king has caused to be 
delivered to Simon from the treasury for his expenses, and to account with 
Simon for his costs and expenses concerning his passage, and the salaries of 
clerks writing the king's affairs in the said parts, and to cause what is found 
to be due to him by such account to be delivered to him. [jFa?c?era.] 

The like to the same on behalf of William Fox, of York, sent on the 
king's service with the said Simon, concerning 20/. delivered to him, for his 
expenses for 40 days from the said 8 February at 10s. a day, except the 
clause to account for costs and expenses. [/6?'rf.] 

Brian de Pampesworth, imprisoned at Northampton for trespass of vert 
and venison in Sausse forest, with which he is charged, has letters to Robert 
de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the coming 
of the justices for pleas of the Forest in co, Northampton. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle with the abbey of St. Augustine, 
Canterbury, now void by the death of Ralph, the late abbot, or with 
anything belonging thereto, restoring the issues thereof without 
delay to the prior and convent, but to permit the prior and convent to have 
full administration of all the things belonging to that abbey and not to 
molest them in any way, saving to the king the knight's fees and advowsons 
of the abbey during the present voidance, as the late king, out of the especial 
devotion which he bore to St. Augustine and that the monks of that abbey 
should worship God more fervently, granted to Ralph, the then abbot, and 
to the convent there, that at the next voidance of that abbey the prior and 
convent should have the custody thereof during that voidance and should 
I'eceive all that the king usually received by reason of a voidance, so that no 
escheator or other minister of the king should enter upon that abbey or 
intermeddle with the things belonging thereto, the prior and convent 
rendering to the king 600 marks for that voidance, saving the knight's fees 
and advowsons aforesaid. 

To John de Cobeham and John de Frenyngham, keepers of the tempo- 
ralities of that abbey. Order not to intermeddle with that abbey, void by 
the death of the said Ralph, or with the things belonging thereto. 

April 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Ramsey. of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to Dynus Forsetti and 
Alexander de Bard and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi 
of Florence, John's attorneys, 500 marks for the term of Easter last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to John of 1,000 marks, to be received 
yearly from the issues of that custom l)y the hands of the collectors of the 
same for the time being. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to Thomas Daumarle, whom 

Eamsey. on 20 January last the king appointed to the office of controller of the 



April 10. 

Huntingdou. 



April 12. 
Eockiugham. 



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1334. Membrane 27 — cont. 

stampage of the stannary in no. Cornwall, to hold during pleasure in the 
same manner as Roger de Blacosvesle lately held it, receiving the accustomed 
fees and wages, the arrears of such fees and wages from the said 20 January, 
and to pay such fees and wages henceforth as long as Thomas ?hall hold that 
office. 



Membrane 26. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
riuutingdou. elected in place of John le Farmer, who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Ramsey. be elected in place of Walter Chendut, deceased. 

April 24, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 
Peterborough, allowance to be made to the sheriff of Cornwall, in his account, for the 
fees and wages which he shall have paid to Thomas Daumarle as con- 
troller of the stampage of the stannary in co. Cornwall by the king's 
order. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Ramsey. Bernewoile to be elected in place of William de Warmeston, who has lost 
his eyesight. 

April 28. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to expend up to 

Peterborough. 20/., without delay, in repairing the defects in the gaols of Somerton, 

CO. Somerset, and of Dorchestre, co. Dorset, which the king understands to be 

in great need of repair, by the view and testimony of four legal men of 

those towns. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
Ramsey. acquit W. bishop of Norwich of the issues of the lands in the manor of 
Drax, CO. York, which Juliana, late the wife of John Paynel, held in dower 
of the inlieritance of the heirs of her husband, tenant in chief of the late 
king, a minor in the king's wardship, for the whole time when the bishop 
had the custody of those lands, and to supersede the demand made on the 
bishop by summons of the exchequer to render his account for the said 
issues at the exchequer, as on 16 August last the king granted that custody 
to the bishop, to hold during pleasure so that he sh(mld answer to the king 
for the issues thereof at the exchequer ; and afterwaids the king granted to 
Margaret de Daventre, his nurse, all the lands in Westrasen, Middelrasen 
and Drax, which Juliana held in dower of the said inheritance, together 
with the issues thereof after Juliana's death, from the said lands in the 
manor of Drax to hold until the heirs come of age without rendering any- 
thing thereof to the king, and the king ordered the bishop to deliver all 
the lands which Juliana held in dower in the manor of Drax and which the 
king had granted to her as aforesaid, together with the issues thereof, to the 
said Margaret. 

April 30. To the same. Order to discharge and acquit John Level of 11/. 6s. Sd, 
Peterborough, in the yearly ferm which he renders to the king for the manor of Dounton, 
from the time of its being delivered by Matthew Broun, formerly escheator 
in COS. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, to Koger de Quilly, by the 
king's order [as at page 21 above^ provided that John shall answer to the 
king for the remainder of that ferm. 

March 29. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver to Geoffrey de Cornub[ia], 

Rockingham, without deliy, a moiety of the hundred of Ovres, co. Salop, together with 

the issues thereof, and to permit him to hold it ic peace according to the 



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May 2. 

Lincoln. 



May 2. 
Lincoln. 



May 1. 

Folkingham. 



May 3. 
Lincoln. 



May 4. 

Lincoln. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

form of the king's grant so long only as Geoffrey shall render for that moiety 
as much as was formerly wont to be rendered for the same, until otherwise 
ordered, notwithstanding the previous order to take such hundreds into the 
king's hands, as the late king granted the said moiety to GeofPrey for his 
good service, rendering to the king at the exchequer Qs. 8d., and now the 
king has learned that the sheriff took the moiety into his hands by reason 
of an order directing him so to take such hundreds, wherefore Geoffrey has 
besought the king to provide a remedy, and in the parliament summoned at 
York on Monday before the feast of St, Peter in Cathedra it was agreed 
that all who hold such hundreds in fee or for life by the grant of the king 
or his father, shall continue to hold them under a certain form, contained in 
the agreement. By p.s. [7688.] 

To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
assigned to Matilda., late the wife of Ralph Picot of Great Salyng, tenant 
in chief, from all the lands which belonged to her husband in that bailiwick 
at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with 16 acres of wood in 
Little Raynes, restoring the issues thereof to Matilda, late the wife of Ralph 
Picot of.Great Salyngges, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the said Ralph and Matilda held that wood jointly at Ralph's 
death, for themselves and the heirs of Ralph's body, by the gift and grant 
of John son of Walter de Thorp of Little Reynes, and that the wood is held 
of Thomas de Baynard, by knight's service. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver to Rogei- Hillary, Avithout 
delay, an acre of meadow in Erdyngton which Richard de Thrymelowe 
held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the sheriff that the meadow has been in the king's hands for a year and 
a day, and that Richard held it of Roger, and that William Erneys, escheator 
in that county, had the year day and waste thereof and ought to answer for 
them to the king. 

To the same. Like order * mutatis mutandis' to deliver an acre of land 
in Erdyngton, which the same Richard held, to Henry de Erdyngton, 
knight, of whom Richard held it. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of William de Sutton of Warrewyk, who is so infirm that he cannot 
travel to perform the duties of that office. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to restore, without delay, to Thomas 
Wylcher of Eyton, the bailiwick of the hundred of Cothulston, co. Stafford, 
together with the issues thereof, until otherwise ordered, notwithstanding 
the king's previous order to take such hundreds into his hands, as William 
de Sharehull, who held that bailiwick for life by the grant of the late king, 
rendering to the said king the ferm due thereupon by the hands of the 
sheriff of that county, lately demised that bailiwick to Thomas to hold for 
the same term, as the king has learned, and the king accepting this demise 
granted the bailiwick to Thomas to bold for life, rendering to the king the 
said ferm yearly by the hands of the sheriff of the county, and the king 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to restore that hundred to 
Thomas, notwithstanding the order to take such hundreds into the king's 
hands, to hold until the next parliament, and in the parliament summoned 
at York on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra last it was agreed that 
those who hold such hundreds in fee or for life by the grant of the king or his 



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1334. 



May 12. 

Lincoln. 



May 13. 

Thornton. 



May 18. 
Burstmck. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

father shall hold them under a certain form, wherefore the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons to inquire how much the said Thomas, William and 
the sheriff of Stafford had respectively been accustomed to answer for, upon 
that bailiwick, at the exchequer. By C. 

To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which Richard 
de Abberbury held in that bailiwick, restoring the issues thereof as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Richard at his death 
held no lands of the king in that bailiwick, but that he held divers lands of 
divers lords by divers services, and that Johu de Abberbury his son is his 
next heir, and aged 16 years and more. 

To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with 
24/. of rent in Bautre and Oystrefeld, co. York, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Idonia de 
Leybiirn, late the wife of" John de Crumbwell, held no lands for life in that 
bailiwick at her death, which ought to remain to the king and his heirs 
after her death, but that John and Idonia held the said rent jointly for 
themselves and the heirs of John by Idonia by the gift and grant of Gilbert 
de Ellesfeld, by a fine levied in the court of Edward I., in the 30th year of 
his reign, and that the rent is held of Peter de Malo Lacu. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause the seals called * coket' to be brought to the treasury from 
the places where the staples have been ;;ppointed, and in which the customs 
of wool, hides and wool-fells were not formerly collected, immediately after 
the quinzaine of Trinity next, and to be kept there, and to cause other such 
seals of the king in their custody in the treasury to be ieut without delay 
to the places where those customs wei'e collected before the ordinance of the 
staple, to be delivered to those who ought to have the custody thereof, as 
because it was lately ordered by the king and his council that the staple of 
wool, hides and wool-fells should be held at certain places in England, 
Wales and Ireland and not elsewhere, the king ordered the treasurer, barons 
and chamberlains to cause the seals called 'coket' for the places where such 
customs were formerly collected to be brought to the exchequer and to be 
kept there, and to cause other seals called 'coket' to be manufactured anew 
for the collection of those customs in the said staples, and to be sent to the 
places where the staples should be, to be delivered to those who ought to 
have the custody thereof ; and at the request of the prelates, earls, barons 
and community of the realm in the last parliament at York, the king granted 
that the said staples should cease and be destroyed; and for certain reasons 
the king wishes all wool, hides and wool-fells which are bought by denizen 
or alien merchants within the kingdom, until the said quinzaine, and carried 
out of the kingdom, to be taken to the places where the said staples were 
formerly appointed, to pay custom, according to the ordinance of the staple, 
until the said quinzaine. By C. 

. Vacated, because otherwise beloio. 



Membrane 25. 

April 27. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 
Folkingham. land. Order to retain in the king's hand a moiety of a messuage in the 
sut)urb of Lincoln, but not to intermeddle with the other lands which be- 
longed to Thomas Cause in that bailiwick, restoring the issues of those other 
lands, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 



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May 10, 

Lincoln. 



1334!. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Thomas held that moiety in his demesne as of fee at his death by the service 
of rendering 1^. to the ferm of that city yearly for evei'y service, and that 
he held no other lands there of the king in chief as of the crown, by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held 
divers other lands of other lords by divers services and that Thomas his son 
is his next heir and aged 10 years. 

Vacated, because on the roll of fines. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Richard de Peshale, 
sheriff of Salop has shown to the king that whereas the king lately committed 
to William fitz Waryn the custody of Montgomery castle, to hold under a 
certain form, contained in the king's letters patent, and although from the 
time of that grant William had received the whole of the issues of the 
hundred of Chirbury in that county, by virtue of the said commission, as per- 
taining to that castle, so that Richard could not intermeddle in any way there- 
with, yet the treasurer and barons, having no consideration for the premises 
intend to charge Richard in his account at the exchequer with the said 
issues for the time when he held that county, and to cause those issues to 
be levied from him for the king's use, whereupon Richard has besought the 
king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to inspect their rolls and memoraudii and if they shall find that the said 
hundred pertains to that castle, and that Richard has not received the issues 
thereof from the time of the said commission, as he says, then to dis- 
charge and acquit Richard of the said issues from that time. By pet. of C. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Beverley. Order to cause allowance to be made to Robert de Waltham in his ferm 
which he ought to render to the king for the bailiwick of the hundreds of 
Cokhara and Bray, for 10/. \bd. in which the king is indebted to him for 
his wages and robes for the time of the late king, and for a certain horse, 
lost in the late king's service, as appears by divers bills of the late king's 
wardrobe which Robert has with him, as he says for which sum Robert has 
not hitherto received any satisfaction as he asserts, and has besought the 
king to cause such an allowance to be made to him. By p.s. 

May 23. To Robert Selyman, esclieator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Burstwick. Bedford and Buckingham. Order not to intermeddle further with certain 
tenements in Henlowe, co. Bedford, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the esclieator, that John de Dover at his 
death held no lands of the king in that bailiwick, by reason whereof the custody 
of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the said tenements 
of Katherine, late the wife of William GifFard, by the service of a pair of 
gilt spurs, or of Qd., from which tenements Qs. Sd. ought to be paid to the 
king at the exchequer at INIichaelmas by the hands of the sheriff of Bedford, 
for the time being, for having a certain view. 

May 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 

Burstwick. the abbot of St. Mary's, York, whom the king lately appointed to collect 
and receive the divers sums of money granted to the king by certain bishops, 
abbots and priors ot the kingdom in subvention of the expenses incurred 
by the king for the marriage of his sister Eleanor, for the costs and ex- 
penses incurred by the abbot in such collecting and receiving, and to cause 
due allowance therefor to be made to the abbot at the exchequer according 
to their discretion. 

May 8. To the sheriffs of London. Order, immediatel)' on sight of these presents, 

Fillingbam. to cause 2,000 arrows to be provided and bought from the issues of the 

ferm of that city, without delay, and to be kept safely until further orders. 

By p.s. 



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225 



1334. 



May 27. 
Pickering. 



May 25. 

Pickering-. 



Maj 22. 
Beverley. 



May 30. 
Pickering. 



May 18. 
Burstwick. 



3lemhrn)ie 25 — cont. 

To the sheriff of York. Order, immediately on sight of these presents 
to cause 2,000 arrows to be provided and bought from the issues of that 
bailiwick, without delay, and to be safely kept until further orders. 

By the same writ. 

To William Erueys, eseheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with divers lands 
of Robert Pirpount, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escbeator that Robert at his death held no lands 
of the king in that bailiwick, by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought 
to pertain to the king, but that he held divers lands of divers lords by 
divers services. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a verderer for Wyndesore forest 
to be elected in place of Henry de Stoghton, who has no lands in co. Surrey 
or in the said forest to qualify him. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Warinus de Muntrich, who is insufficiently quali- 
fied. — By the testimony of Master Stephen de Ledebyry, dean of 
Hereford. 

To William de Clapham, eseheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 
berland and Westmorland Order not to intermeddle further with a third 
part of the manor of Middleton-Tiays and two parts of the manor of 
Thorneton in Lonesdale, and the advovvson of Thorneton church, restoring 
the issues thereof to Robert de Gyues, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the eseheator that Christiana de Gynes held at her death the said 
third part, t»vo parts and advowson, except a mill and 8 bovates of land 
in the manor of Thorneton, for life, of the grant of John son of John de 
Cauncefeld, by fines levied in the court of the late king, with remainder at 
her death to Robert, to hold for life, and that the said third part of the 
manor of Middleton is held of the earl of Richemund, who was John do 
Britann[ia], tenant in chief, by homage and fealty, and suit every three 
weeks at the court of that manor, and the said two parts of the manor of 
Thorneton, with the said advowson, are held of John de Moubray by certain 
services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas it was lately 
ordained by the king and council that the staples of wool, hides, and wool- 
fells, should be held at certain places in England, Wales and Ireland and 
not elsewhere, and the king had ordered the treasurer and barons to cause 
the seals called ' coket ' for the places where such customs of wool, hides, 
and wool-fells were collected before the said ordinance, to be brought to 
the excheqiier and kept there, and other seals called coket for the collectors 
of those customs in the said staples to be newly manufactured, and also the 
weighing beams for weighing the wool to be newly made and examined by 
the standard of the weighing beam of London ; and at the request of the last 
parliament at York the king granted that the said staples should cease and 
be destroyed, and wished that all wool, hides, and wool-fells, which were 
bought by denizen or alien merchants before the quinzaine of Trinity last, 
and taken out of the kingdom, should be tidcen to the said staples to pay 
custom ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause the 
said seals and weighing beams for places where the staples were ordained 
and in which the said customs were not collected before the said ordinance, 
to be brought to the treasury immediately after the said quin/.aine, and 
kept there, and to cause other such seals and weii^hing beams in the 
treasury in their custody to be sent without delay to places where the 
Said customs were collected before the ordinance of the said staples and at 
which Buch staples were not held. By C, 



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133 i. Membrane 25 — cont. 

June 1. To tlie sherifp of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Pickering, elected in place of Gregory de Thornton, who has no lands in that county 
to qualify him. 

May 28. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

rickeriug. Simon de Newynton the ai-rears of his wages from 20 September in the 
5th year of the king's reign, from the issues of that bailiwick, as on that 
day the king granted to Simon for his good service, the chief bailiwick of 
Wyndesore forest, for life, receiving therein the accustomed wages and fees, 
and Robert de Wodeham — who held that bailiwick for life by the grant of 
the late king, receiving 12c?. daily therein by the hands of the constable of 
Wyndesore, for the time being, and whom the king caused to be amoved 
from that bailiwick, and caused the bailiwick to be taken into the king's 
hand because he found that his game in that forest had been destroyed by 
Robert's slackness — released to Simon all the state which he had in that forest 
by the late king's grant, and delivered up his letters patent, and the king 
wishes Simon to hold that bailiwick for life, receiving therein \2d. daily by 
the hands of the constable of Wyndesore forest, for the time being, as the 
said Robert was accustomed to receive such 12c?. 

June 6. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Newcastle-on- county to be elected in place of Hugh Galoun,who is insulficiently qualified, 
Tyne. 

May 25. To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Malton. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause John de Brewosa, 
brother and heir of Robert de Brewosa, son and heir of Giles de Brewosa, 
tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all the lands of which 
Giles was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, in that bailiwick, 
as the king has rendered the said lands to John, a minor, in his wardship, 
although he has not yet proved his age as is customary, and the king has 
given John respite for his homage until Michaelmas next. By p.s. [7801.] 

June 8 To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 

Newcastle-on- berland and Westmorland. Order to deliver to William de Herle a moiety 
Tyne. of the manor of Stiford together with the hamlets of Ridyng, Bromhalgh, 
Spirldene, Thornburgh, Sessynghop, Neubiggyng, Birkenside, Shotley and 
Slaveleye, together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Lancastre held no lands at 
his death in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in that bailiwick, but 
that he held the said moiety and hamlets together with a moiety of the 
manors of Angerton and Hedon-on-the-Wall, co. Northumberland, for life, 
with remainder at his death, except of the moiety of Angerton and Hedon, 
to William de Herle and his heirs, by a fine levied in the court of the late 
king, by his licence, and that the said moieties and hamlets are held of the 
king in chief by the service of the moiety of a barony, and by the service of 
rendering to the king at the ward of the castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
33*. 4g?. yearly, and 16s. to cornage and for fines of court, 9*. 6rf. at the 
exchequer of Newcastle, and the king has taken the homage of William 
for the moiety of the manor of Stiford together with the said hamlets and 
has rendered them to him. By p.s. [7823.] 

June 10. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Neweastle-on- Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to be assigned 

Tyne. to Joan, late tlie wife of Thomas de Rodeberewe, tenant in chief, from all 

the lands which her husband held in that bailiwick at his death, because 

Joan has made fine with the king so that she can marry whom she wishes, 

so long as she remains in the king's fealty. 

Like order to John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, 
Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. 



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1334. Membrane 25 — cont. 

June 12. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Ne^y^astIe-on- to be elected in the place of Henry son of Richard Podil of Carlisle, who 
has not lands to the value of 40a\ in that county. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter de Coumbe, who has no lands in that 
county to qualify him. 



Tyne. 



June 12. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



June 20. 

Kewcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



June 12. 

Newcastle-ou- 

Tyne. 



Membrane 24. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
de Brunneby and Ralph de Wolatou, bailiffs of Nottingham, in their ferni 
for that town, 10/. which they have paid to Robert de Newerk and Meliora 
his wife, late the wife of Gilbert de Glynkarny, for Easter term last, by 
the king's order, as the king having consideration to the labour and damages 
sustained by Gilbert in the service of the late king, granted to Meliora 20/. 
in aid of her maintenance and that of her boys, and in -recompence for the 
lauds which Gilbert held in Scotland, to be received yearly by the hands of 
the escheator this side Trent, for the time being, until the king should pro- 
vide her with 20/. of land yearly in a suitable place ; and afterwards, 
Nicholas and Meliora besought the king to cause the said 20/. to be assigned 
to them by the hands of bailiffs of Nottingham to be received yearly from 
the said ferm, as Robert and Meliora in times past had not received ready 
payment of the said 20/. by the hands of the escheator at the accustomed 
terms, and the king granted that they should receive the said 20/. by the 
hands of those bailiffs from the ferm of Nottingham, as aforesaid, and on 
22 January in the 4th year of his reign he ordered the bailiffs of Nottingham 
for the present or the future to pay the said 20/. yearly to Robert and 
Meliora from the said ferm, and the said Robert de Brunneby and Ralph 
have paid 10/. to Robert and Meliora for Easter term last, as they say. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed to render judgment 
without delay in a suit between Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Askeby 
and Hugh de Moriceby concerning the fourth part of the manor of Culgayth, 
having viewed the process held before them thereupon, as Margaret by her 
petition before the king and his council in parliament, showing that whereas 
she impleaded Hugh before those justices concerning the said fourth part, 
and Hugh, pleading before the justices, asserted that he held that fourth part 
by a charter of the late king, and that he ought not to answer Margaret 
therefor without the king, upon which pretext the justices delayed to 
proceed further in that plea, ai.d Margaret besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; wherefore the king ordered the justices to proceed with that plea 
and do justice to the parties, but not to proceed to render judgment without 
consulting the king ; and the process being continued between the said 
parties by virtue of the king's order, although it was found by a jury in 
which the parties placed themselves that Margaret has right in her petition 
concerning the said fourth part, yet the ju'-tices delayed to proceed to 
render judgment in that affair, as well by reason of the said charter as 
because of the variation made between the narration of Margaret in the 
premises, containing that she and her husband Robert had held the said 
fourth part under a certain form by the demise of Henrj' de Askeby, and 
the said jury asserted that Margaret and Robert held it by the demise of 
Gilbert de Askeby and not of Henry under a certain form, and Margaret 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to deliver Alexander de Ryhull, 
burgess and merchant of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, iyrim prison without delay, 
notwithstanding the king's previous order to the contrary under the privy 

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228 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane '14t — cont. 

seal, as the king had previously sent a like order to the preceding sheriff 
[as at page 134, above], who informed ihe king that Alexander had been 
delivered to him by Jolin de Potenhale by the king's order under the privy 
seal, to be kept, at his peril, in the castle of Newcastle so that he should in 
no wise emerge from that castle, and because the person of Alexander was 
delivered to him with so strait and special \n order, the sheriff had further 
detained Alexander in that castle. By pet. of C. at Newcastle. 

June 22. To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumber- 

liaby. land and Westmorland. Order to deliver to Annora, late the wife of John de 
Lanciisti[ia], a moiety of the manors of Angertou and Hedon-on-the-Wall, 
CO. Northumberland, saving the fealty of Annora due to the king in this 
respect, restoring the issues to her thereof from the time of John's death, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John and 
Annora held that moiety jointly at John's death, with remainder after the 
death of John and Annora to William de Herle and his heirs, by a fine 
levied in the court of the late king by his licence, and that the said moiety, 
together with a moiety of the manor of Stiford, and with the hamlets 
of Ridyng, Bromhalgh, Spiridene, Thornburgh, Sessynghop, Neubiggyng, 
Birkeuside, Shotley and Slaveleye, pertaining to the manor of Stiford, which 
John likewise held at his death, with remainder at his death to William and 
his heirs, are held of the king in chief by the service of the moiety of a 
barony, and of rendering 33s. 4c?. yearly to the king, at the ward of the 
castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 16*. to cornage, and for fines of court, 
9s. <dd. at the exchequer of Newcastle. 

June 23. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to the 

Kaby. count of Julers or his attorney 450 marks from the issues of those customs, 

for Easter term last, in accordance Avith the king's grant to him of 900 marks 

yearly fi'om the issues of those customs by the hands of the collectors of the 

same for the time being. 

June 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Barnard Castle, to be made to the said collectors on their account, for 450 marks which 
they have paid to the count of Julers, for Easter term last, by virtue of the 
preceding order, if it is so. 

June 2S To the same. Order to supersede the demand made by summons of the 

Barnard Casiie. exchequer upon John de Denton and William de Emeldon, parson of 
Bothale church, executors of the will of Richard de Emeldon of co. North- 
umberland, and upon Robert de Tughale, wlio mainperned before the 
tieasurer and barons in the exchequer to satisfy the king for all the debts 
and accounts which the said Richard at his death owed to the king, for 
37/. 6s. 8(7. which Richard at his death owed to the king for victuals received 
by him before 27 October in the 6th year of the king's reign, at Newcastle, 
from Stephen le Blound, receiver of the late king's victuals there, upon the siege 
of the pele of Horton {peli de Hot-ton), then held by the Scots, and to cause 
the said executors to be discharged and acquitted thereof at the exchequer, 
as on the said 27 October the king pardoned the men of Northumberland 
all the debts which they then owed to him for victuals bought or received 
by them of the king and his father at Newcastle, Carlisle and Skynburnesse, 
and acquitted those men of such debts in consideration of the loss, damage, 
fire and destruction which they had sustained by reason of the late wars 
between this kingdom and Scotland. 

.Tune 26. To the same. Older to cause allowance to be made to William fitz Waryn, 

Barnard Castle, constable of Montgomery castle, in his account, for Hi. 19s. which he has 

paid to John son of John, chaplain, by William Gunneys, who supplies the 

constable's place there, by the king's order, if the treasurer and barons find 

that it is so, as on 12 January, in the 4th year of his reign, the king granted 



R EDWARD III. 229' 



1334. Membrane 24 — cont. 

to John the chantry in that castle, which was then void and in the king's 
gift, together with its rights and appurtenances, and afterwards, at the pro- 
secution of that chaplain, showing that he ought to receive 50a". yearly for 
the maintenance of that chantry by the hands of the constable there for the 
time being, as his predecessors had been accustomed to receive it from the 
time of the foundation of the chantry, and the said William fitz Waryn 
delayed to make that payment, the king ordered William and him who 
supplied his place there to pay the arrears of that sum to the chaplain from 
the said 12 January, and to pay the said bOs. thenceforth yearly, as it was 
wont to be paid heretofore, and William Gunneys paid 8/. 195. to the 
chaplain by virtue of the said order, as he says. 

June 20. To the same. Order to cause Henry, earl of Lancaster, to whom the 

Newcastle-on- kinggranted the custody of the manor of Chelveston,co. ^Northampton, which 
Tjiie. belonged to John Suard, knight, and is in the king's hands, on 18 June, in 
the 4th year of his reign, to hold under a certain form so long as the manor 
should remain in his hand, to have the respite which the king has granted 
to him until the octaves of the Purification next for 81/. 15*. 8|</., which 
are exacted of him by summons of the exchequer for the extent of the said 
manor and for the arrears of the same from the said 18 June. By 0. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 

June 30. To William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middle- 

Baraard Castle, sex. Order to cause Adam de Clifton, kinsman and heir of Thomas Caylly, 
tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all the lands and 
knight's fees of which Thomas was seised in his demesne as of fee in that 
bailiwick at his death, restoring the issues thereof to Adam, as on 1 Feb- 
ruary, in the third year of his reign, the king took the homage of Adam, who 
proved bis age before Simon de Bereford, then escheator beyond Trent, for 
all the lauds which Thomas held at his death of the late king in chief, and 
ordered them to be delivered to him. 

July 3- To J. duke of Brabant. Request to order speedy justice to be done to 

York. Robert de Inkepenne, citizen of Winchester, merchant, having heard that 
merchant's complaint upon the injuries and damage suffered by him, so that 
for defect of justice it may not be necessary for the king to provide other 
remedy for that merchant in this respect, as the king had previously re 
quested the duke to cause a fine of 200 marks to be restored to Robert, and to 
order competent satisfaction to be made to him for the damages which he 
had incurred by his arrest and imprisonment, as Robert lately came to the 
fairs of Andewerp with certain goods and merchandise for the purpose of 
trafficking therewith, and the duke's ministers and other malefactors of that 
town took him there by armed force and imprisoned him, and likewise 
arrested his goods and merchandise, and so detained him and bis goods and 
merchandise under arrest until he had made fine by 200 marks witli the said 
ministers and malefactors for the duke's benefit for his release, and tiie 
dearresting of his goods and merchandise, and although the merchant has 
earnestly sought for justice in the premises before the duke, yet he has not 
hitherto obtained justice as he has informed the king. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 



3IEMBRANE 23. 

June 5. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed with all possible speed 

Durham, to render judgment in a suit between Isabella, late the wife of John 

Ughtred and Nicholas de Rugate concerning a third part of a messuage m 

York, as the king had previously ordered them to proceed with that suit, 

but not to render judgment without consulting him [as at page 153, aiorf], 



230 



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1334 



June 8. 

Newcastle-ori' 

Tjne. 



June 8. 

Newcastle-oil' 

Tyne. 



June 10. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 



June 11. 

"Newcastle-on- 
Tjne. 



June 18. 

Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

June 26. 
Barnard Castle 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

and now Isabella, by her petition before the king and council has besought 
the king to be pleased to order that, as that suit has been brought to an issue, 
judgment may be rendered thereupon. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Burgh, the king^'s clei'k, to be discharged and acquitted at the exchequer 
of 20/. for which they intend to compel him to answer at the exchequer, if 
he received that sum as a prest upon his expenses and not of the king's gift, 
as the king lately granted to Thomas, who was then about to set out to 
Ireland for the expedition of certain affairs of the king there by his order, 50/. 
as a gift, in subvention of his expenses in the said parts, and ordered Peter 
Tyliol, sometime sheriff of Cumberland, to cause 15/. from the issues of that 
county, and ordered Anthony de Lucy to cause 100*,, which he owes to the 
king for the fine which he lately made with him for the marriage of 
Marmaduke, son and heir of Robert de Lomleye, tenant in chief of the late 
king, to be paid to Thomas, in part payment of the said 50/. 

To the same. Order to cause Giles de Bello Campo, whom they have 
distrained to render his account to the king at the exchequer for the issues 
and profits of the manor, park and forest of Claryndon,to be discharged and 
acquitted without delay of the said issues and profits and from rendering 
account thereof to the king at the exchequer, releasing him also from any 
distraint made for that cause, as on 22 November, in the 1st year of his 
reign, at the request of Edmund, earl of Kent, his uncle, the king granted 
to Giles the custody of the said manor, paik and forest to hold for life, so 
that he should answer for the issues thereof at the exchequer, and should 
receive for that custody as much as others who have held it were wont to 
receive ; and afterwards, because it was found by a certificate made by the 
treasurer and barons that no answer was made for the issues and profits of 
the said manor, park and forest to Edwaid I. or to the late king by the 
keeper of the same, on 1st April last the king granted that Giles should 
hold that custody for life without rendering anything to the king or to his 
heirs, receiving as much for that custody as others who held it were wont to 
receive for the same, and the king has now pardoned Giles all the issues and 
profits of the said manor, park and forest between the said 22 November 
and 1st April. By p.s. [7819.] 

To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rut- 
land. Order to cause reasonable dcwer to be assigned to Isabella, late the 
wife of Richard son of Jordan de Whitacre, tenant in chief, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, from all the lands 
which belonged to her husband in that bailiwick at his death, in the pre- 
sence of Roger de Aungervill, to whom the king committed the custody of 
those lands, to hold until Richard's heir should come of age, if he choose 
to attend. 

To John de Kyngeston, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to deliver 
to Roger de Horsle 20 marks from the issues of that castle for the term of 
Easter last, as the late king on 20 November, in the 12th year of his reign, 
granted to Roger, for his good service, 40 marks, to be received yearly from 
the said issues, until the said king should provide him with 40 marks of land 
in England, for life. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert Souky, who has no lands in that county to 
qualify him. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of John 
de Sudbury, the manor of Sudbury, together with the issues thereof, having 
taken Joan's fealty, which is due to the king in this respect, as the king has 



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1334. Membrane 23 — cont. 

learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John and Joan held that 
manor jointly at John's death, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, 
and that the manor is held of the king as of the honour of Huntyngdon by 
the service of a moiety of a knight's fee and suit at the court of Huntyng- 
don every month. 

July 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Master Laurence Fastolf 

York. and Thomas de Woghope, executors of the will of Simon, late archbishop of 
Canterbury, have besought the king to order all fines, amercements and 
chattels of felons and fugitives of all the men and tenants of the archbishopric 
which fell in during the said archbishop's time, to be allowed to them, as the 
archbishop and his predecessors used to receive all such fines, etc., by reason 
of the liberty of Christ church, Canterbury, as of the right of that church, 
and the said fines, etc., had been allowed to them at the exchequer in times 
past, according to the said liberty, as may appear by the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer, and divers fines, amercements and chattels of felons and 
fugitives of the said men and tenants which fell in during the time of the 
archbishop, and which ought to belong to him by reason of the said liberty, 
remain to be allowed at the exchequer ; the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if such 
fines, etc. have been allowed there to the archbishop and his predecessors 
by reason of that liberty as of the right of the said church, then to cause 
all such fines, etc. which fell in during the time of the archbishop to be allowed 
to his executors at the exchequer. By p.s. [7930.] 

July 4. To the justices of the Bench. Order to proceed to render judgment in a 

York. plea between the abbot of St. Albans and Master John Baldewyne and 
other of his tenants in the town of St. Albans for making suit as they ought 
and were wont to do at the abbot's mill of that town, notwithstanding that 
such suit was not deraigned previously, as the abbot has shown the king by 
his petition before him and his council that whereas he has impleaded John 
and the other tenants before those justices for the said cause, and 
although John and the othei'S pleadiug before the justices did not deny that 
they ought and were wont to make suit at the mill of the abbot for baking all 
corn and for brewing, on those messuages which they hold in that town, yet 
the justices delayed to proceed to render judgment in that plea according to 
the process held before them because it was not shown to them that the exac- 
tion of such suit in past times was deraigned unless by reason of arable lands 
where corn is grown, wherefore the abbot has besought the king to provide 
a remedy. By pet. of C. 

July 4. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Rutland and Northamp- 

York. ton. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 6 acres of 
land of Richard de Benewyk in Langetoft, as the escheator returned that 
William Trussel,Iate escheator this side Trent {sic), took those tenements into 
the king's hands because it was found by inquisition of office taken before 
him that the abbot of Croiland acquired them from Alice, late the wife of 
Robert Waryu of Langetoft, without the king's licence, and afterwards at 
the prosecution of Richard showing the king that before those tenements 
were so taken, he had acquired them for himself and his heirs in fee and 
not for the use of the abbot, and that the abbot or his predecessors never 
bad any stale in those tenements, and beseeching the king to cause his hand 
to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition 
upon the premises, by which it is found that Richard acquired the messuage 
and land of Alice for his own use, and not for the use of the abbot and hia 
house, and that the abbot or his predecessors had no state in those tenements, 
and that the said tenements are held of the abbot and are worth 4*. yearly in 
all issues. 



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1334. Membrane 23 — cont. 

July 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of Croyland 

York. }ias shown to the king by his petition before him and his council in parlia- 
ment that whereas he holds the manors of Langtoft and Wyham, co. 
Lincoln, and his predecessors have held them before him from the time of 
the conquest and before, as of the foundation of the abbey, in frankalmoin, 
and the king had several times ordered the treasurer and barons, if this was 
so, to cause the abbot to be discharged of 4/. 2s. Qd. which are exacted of 
him by summons of the exchequer for the aid for marrying the eldest 
daughter of Edward I. for the said manors ; and although by divers inquisi- 
tions taken upon the premises before the treasurer and barons it is found 
that the abbot and his predecesssors have always held those manors in 
frankalmoin, and by examination of Domesday book and other memoranda 
of the' exchequer, the treasui-er and barons found that the manors are charged 
"with no secular service, yet they have hitherto delayed to proceed to the 
discharge of the abbot from the said sum of 4/. 2s. 6d., because they found in 
an account of a certain sheriff of Lincoln rendered in the exchequer in the 
time of Henry III., that 30 marks had been received from the abbot of 
Croyland in aid of the marriage of the said king's sister, although it was 
not found in that account that the said 30 marks had been levied of any fee, 
unless solely by the free will and grant of the then abbot of that place, and 
also because in a book in the exchequer called the ' Test[a~\ de Nevill ' it is 
found that the abbot of Croyland holds in the towns of Langtoft and Wyham 
two fees and the sixteenth part of a knight's fee of the king in frankalmoin, 
wherefore the abbot has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons, if they shall ascertain that the 
abbot and his predecessors have always held those manors in frankalmoin as 
aforesaid, to proceed to the discharge of the abbot of the said Al. 2s. 6ef., 
according to the tenour of the king's previous orders directed to them there- 
upon and of the inquisitions aforesaid, notwithstanding the causes aforesaid. 

By pet. of C. 

July 11. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Nottingham, be elected in place of Henry de Taderset of Yarmouth, deceased. 

July 10. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Cliijstou. elected in place of William Herlysoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Sauston, who is insufficiently qualified. 



3IEMBRJNE 22. 

June 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 

Barnard Castle. Gawayn de Suthorp the issues and profits from lands in the town of 
Skeftlyng in Holdernesse from Michaelmas last until 16 June following, as 
on 21 May, in the 5th year of his reign, the king granted to Gawayn the 
custody of those lands, which came into the king's hands owing to the idiotcy 
of William Berchaud, to hold for the life of that idiot, rendering 8 marks 
yearly to the king at the exchequer, and the said lands weie afterwards 
seised into the king's hands at Michaelmas last, because Gawayn had not 
observed the terms of payment of the said rent, and on 16 June following 
the king granted the custody of those lands to Gawayn, together with certain 
oLher lands of the inheritance of the said William, and which were likewise 
in the king's hands for the cause aforesaid, to hold under a certain form, and 
the king granted the issues and profits aforesaid to Gawayn, so that he 
should answer to the king pro rata for the portion of the said 8 marks for 
ihe time when those lands were so in the king's hands from Michaelmas to 
the said 16 June. By p.s. [7009.] 



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1334. Me7nhrane 22 — cont. 

July 4. To Richard de Wylughby and bis fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

York. before the king. Order to i>roceed with all possible speed to render judg- 
ment in an atiair concerning a messuage and a carucate of land in Berkhum, 
notwithstanding the king's previous order or any process against Agnes wife 
of John Mautravers held before the king for this cause, as Agues de Nevill 
has besought the king to order the justices to proceed to judgment in an 
assize of novel disseisin which she arramed against John Mautravers and 
Philip le Botiller and Henry his brother concerning the said tenements, as 
lately at the prosecution of Agnes de Nevill by her petition before the king 
and his council, showing that she had lately been disseised of those 
tenements by John Mautravers, Philip le Botiller and Henry his brother, 
and had arramed the said assize of novel disseisin against them, and that 
assize had long been prosecuted before the said John forfeited to the king, 
and those tenements were afterwards seif^ed into the king's hands by reason 
of John's forfeiture, and beseeching the king to show justice to her, the king 
caused the said affiiir with all things touching it to come before him, ordering 
the justices to proceed in that affair, and do justice to the parties, but not to 
proceed to render judgment without consulting him ; and progress was made 
in that affair by virtue of this order until the decision of the same ; and 
Agnes wife of the said John has acknowledged on examination before 
certain of the council that she has no charters, deeds, acquittances or other 
muniments touching the said tenements which can be of any value to the 
king in this respect, as Geoffrey le Scrop has testified before the king in 
chancery. By C. 

July 4. To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

York. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause Andrew de Walden, 
kinsman and heir of Humphrey de Walden, tenant in chief, to have full 
seisin of all the lands of which Humphrey was seised in his demesne as of 
fee in that bailiwick, at his death, because Andrew has proved his age before 
the escheator, and the king has taken Andrew's homage for all the lands 
which Humphrey at his death held of the king in chief. By p.s. [7931.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Queen Isabella 

lately granted to Thomas de Bradestan the custody of the castle and barton 

of Gloucester, with the tyne and its other appurtenances, which the 
said queen held for life by the king's grant, to hold from Michaelmas in the 4th 
year of the king's reign for the life of the said queen, rendering llOA yearly 
to the queen at her exchequer; and the queen appointed Thomas to receive 
65/. yearly by the hands of the men of Gloucester from the ferm of that town, 
in her name, which ferm the queen likewise held for life by the king's grant ; 
and the queen granted to Thomas at the king's request, for his good service 
to her and to the king, 100 marks, to be received yearly from the said ferms, for 
the queen's life, beyond the fee due for tl at custody, and the queen afterwards 
rendered the said castle, barton, tyne and ferm into the king's hands; 
and on 25 February in the 5th year of his reign, considering the pleasing 
service of Thomas, the king granted to him, that be might better maintain 
himself in the order of knighthootl, which he had received from the kmg, the 
custody of the said castle and barton with the tyne, for rendering the 
said llOZ. to the king yearly at the exchequer and the said ferm of G5/., 
and to have allowance of 100 marks in the said ferms beyond the fees for that 
custody, for life ; and now Thomas has besought the king to cause him to 
have allowance in his ferms of fees for the custody of the castle and barton 
and of the wages paid by him to the ministers in the castle for the said 
time, as the keepers who hitherto were there received and had in past times 
10 marks yearly for the custody of the castle and 40*. yearly for the custody 
of the barton, and Thomas, for the safe keeping of the castle from 25 Fel^uary 
in the 5th year of the king's reign, retained at tlu; king's wages a door- 



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1334. Membrane 22 — cont. 

keeper, a watchman and a certain man collecting the money arising from 
a certain custom called ' castelcounel,' paying 2d. daily of those ferms to the 
door-keeper, and \\d. to the watchman and l\d. to the collector for their 
wages, and because the castle and barton cannot be safely kept without such 
guard and ministers, and because it appears by a certificate made by the 
treasurer and barons that allowances for such fees and wages has hitherto been 
made to the keepers of the castle and barton, the king [^Incomplete\ 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

July 3. To the sheriff of I^orthampton. Order to cause Henry deFerartis to have 

York. full seisin, without delay, of a messuage in Brynton, which Simon Waiyn 

of Brynton held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the sheriff that the messuage has been in the king's 
hands for a year and a day, and that Simon held it of Henry and that Thomas 
Wake had the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to 
the king. 

July 4. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause John Gacelyn to have full 

York. seisin without delay of a messuage and 20 acres of land in Suthyevele which 
"Walter Cabbel held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and land have 
been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that Walter held them of 
John, and that John le Mareschal, late sheriff of that county, had the year, 
day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to the king. 

July 3. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Hamo de Vyeleston to 

York. have full seisin, without delay, of a messuage and 8 acres of land in Olthoi-p 
and Bynton, which Richard Fremau of Olthorp held, who was outlawed for 
felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that 
Richard held the said messuage and land of Hamo, that they had been iu 
the king's hand for a year and a day, and that Thomas Wake had the year, 
day and waste thereof, and ought to answer for them to the king. 

July 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Queen Isabella 

York. lately granted to Thomas de Bradestan, the custody of the castle and barton 
of Gloucester, etc. [^as in the cancelled order above^, the king orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause allowance to be made to Thomas of 
10 marks yearly for the custody of the castle, 40^. for the custody of the 
barton, 2d. daily for the wages of the janitor, l^d. daily for the wages 
of the watchman of that castle, and l^d. daily for the wages of the 
collector, in the said ferms from 25 February in the 5th year of the 
king's reign, until 23 February last, on which day the king granted to 
Thomas by letters patent that he should have allowance of such fees 
and wages for the said custodies and wages for life at the exchequer 
beyond the allowances aforesaid, and likewise to cause a like allowance to 
be made to Thomas from the same 3 February in the said ferms, for his 
life, notwithstanding that allowance was not made to fermors of the said 
castle and barton for such fees and wages at the exchequer. 

July 3. To the same. Order to view the account of Matthew Broun, formerly 

York. escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, and to cause Jollanus 
de Holand and Margaret his Avife to be discharged and acquitted at the 
exchequer of the extent of lands at Swynesheved which belonged to 
William BoUe, from the time when they shall find that Matthew had 
charged himself with these tenements by virtue of the king's order, and had 
answered for them to the king, as the king had ordered Matthew to take those 
lands into the king's hands and to keep them safe until further orders [as 
at page 10, above], by virtue of which order Matthew had so seized all the 
said lands and had charged himself with the issues thereof in his account at 
the exchequer, and answered for them to the king. 



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235 



1334. 

June 26. 
Eaby. 



July 15. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyudesore castle, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster eight 
buciis at the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula next from that forest, to be taken 
and carried to Westminster at the king's cost, in accordance with the 
charter of Henry III., which the king has inspected, granting to the abbot 
eight bucks yearly to be taken in Wyndesore forest at the king's cost by 
the hands of the constable of Wyndesore, to be carried by the constable to 
Westminster at the eve of the said feast, so that they who thus carry the 
venison shall make two (facicnt duas menei/as) before the 

great altar at St. Peter's, Westminster, yearly. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Thomas 
de Stapelford, William de Pulton and William Comalond in phice of Walter 
de Weston, clerk of works in Westminster palace and the Tower of London, to 
do what pertains to that ofSce, because William de Monte Acutoand Henry 
deFerariis, keepers of the islands of Gerneray, Jereseie, Serk and Aureneye, 
have appointed and ordained the said Walter, by the king's wish, to supply 
their place in the said islands for a year from the dating of this writ, 
wherefore Walter cannot intend the custody of the said works in person. 

By p.s. [7969,] 



Membrane 21. 

July 4. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, IsTorthampton and 

Tork. Rutland. Order to deliver to John, duke of Britann[ia] and earl of 
Riohemund, kinsman and next heir of John de Britann[ia], late earl of 
Richennind, tenant in chief, or to his attorney, all the issues of the county 
of RicherL.und and of all the lands of that county which the said earl held 
in chief at his death on 24 May last, and not to distrain the said duke for his 
homage for those lands for which the king has given him respite, as the king 
lately took his fealty for those lands and ordered that escheator to deliver 
them to the earl, and the duke has besought the king to cause the said issues 
. to be delivered to him, as he did fealty for them on 8 May last. By K. 

[^Fiedera.] 

The like to the following : 

William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 

Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. 
William de North o, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 

Middlesex. 
William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 

Cumberland and Westmorland. [^Ibid.] 

To John de Aldeburgh. Order to deliver to the said duke or his attorne}' 
the issues of the castle and honour of Richemund, which belonged to the 
earl s father, received by the said John de Aldeburgh from the said 8 May, 
while the castle and honour were in the custody of John de Louthre by the 
king's commission, in the name of the said John, while he lived, and after 
his death under colour of the king's commission aforesaid. By K. 

llbid.] 

To William de Scurueton. Order to deliver the issues of the said castle 
and honour which were in his custody by the king's commission to the same 
duke as aforesaid. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

March 22. To Isabella, queen of England, the king's mother. Order to pay to the 

Eockiugham. abbot of St. Albans a rent of 20*. yearly from the mill of Little Langel, 

which the queen holds for life by the king's grant, as long as that mill is in 

her hands, as by a fine levied in the court of Henry, formerly king of 



236 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane 21 — cont. 

England, in the 31st year of his reign, between the then abbot of St. Albang 
and William Chendeduyt, concerning that mill, William acknowledged 
that the mill belonged to St. Albans and the abbot of right and rendered it 
to them, and the abbot granted to William to hold the mill of the church of 
St. Albans for his hereditary homage and service, for 20s. yearly for every 
service, so that if William or his heirs did not render the rent at the 
proper terms, the abbot should take the mill into his hands and retain it 
until William or his heirs should satisfy him for the detention of 
the rent and for the trespass, as appears by the part of the fine shown 
before the king in chancery ; and by an inquisition taken by John 
de Cantebrigg and William de Leycestr[ia], at the prosecution of Richard, 
now abbot of that place, it is found that Garinus, a former abbot of St. Albans, 
acquired that mill in frank almoin in the time of the said King Henry, long 
before the publication of the statute of mortmain, and demised it to the said 
William in the said form, in the time of that progenitor, and that the said 
abbot Garinus and all succeeding abboto were seised of that service and rent, 
as of a rent of service without interruption {conti?me), to wit by the hands 
of the said William for his life, and of Ralph Chenduyt, William's sou and 
heir for his life, and of Stephen, Ralph's son and heir for his life, until 
Stephen, in the time of Edward I. demised the mill to Eleanor, then queen 
of England, from the time of which demise one Geoffrey de Piohford, then 
bailiff of that q\ieen's manor of Langele, and other of her bailiffs after- 
wards, and subsequently Robert le Parker, bailiff of Edward T. for that 
manor, and all his other bailiffs, and the said Robert le Parker, afterwards 
bailiff there of the late king, detained that rent until the 3rd year of the 
late king's reign, in which year the late king fully satisfied Hugh, then 
abbot of that, place, for all the arrears of that rent for his own time and for 
that of Edward I. and Qneen Eleanor, and that from that time until now 
the said rent and servics have been withdrawn, and that none of the said 
abbots has hitherto received anything in recompence for the rent and 
service from the king or from any other, and that no one has remitted them 
to any one of the said William, Ralph, Stephen, Eleanor, Edward I. or the 
late king, or to any other at any time. By pet. of parliament and by p.s. 

July 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Nottingham, to be made at the exchequer to the abbot of St. Albans for the arrears of 
of the said rent from the said third year for all the time that they shall 
ascertain the said mill to have been in the king's hand, on the debts which 
the abbot owes to the king, as the abbot has besought the king by his 
petition before him and his council to cause such allowance to be made. 

By pet. of C. and by the same writ. 

July 12. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Clipston. Ralph de Dodlesfold such Avages as Alexander le Peyntour, deceased, 
formerly received in the office of viewer of works in that castle, and in the 
king's manor and park of Wyndesore and of the paling and hayes about the 
new and old parks of Wyndesore, and of the enclosure about the king's park 
of Kenyngton, as the king granted that office to Ralph to hold during 
pleasure, receiving therein such wages as Alexander was lately wont to 
receive there. 

July 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 

Nottingham, allowance to be made to John Randolf, the king's fermor at Porchester, in 
his ferm, for his costs and expenses in repairing the iiouses, gutters and other 
erections in Porchester castle, up to the sum of 9/. 7s. \Q)d., notwithstanding 
that the said costs and expenses were iucun-ed without the king's order, as 
John has besought the king to cause such allowance to be made to him, as he 
incurred the said costs and expenses in repairing the said buildings, which 
were in great need of repair, by the order of Master Robert de Ayleston, late 



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237 



1334 



July 13. 
Kottiuu;hain. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

the treasurer, and by the view and testimony of John de Scares, sheriff of 
Southampton, and of William de Weston, keeper of Porchester castle. 

By C. 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and 
Devon. Order to deliver to Elizabeth wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari son 
of Roger de INIortuo Mari, the castle of Briggewauter, a third part of the 
manor of Briggewauter and two parts of the manor of Odecombe, together 
with the issues thereof, saving to the king the fealty due to him in this 
respect by Elizabeth, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Roger lately granted by his charter, by the licence of the 
late king, that the saitl castle, third part and two parts, wiiich were held of 
the late king in chief, and which Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de 
Mortuo Mari, the elder, deceased, held for life with reversion to Roger at 
her death, should remain to Edmund son of the said Roger, lately deceased, 
and Elizabeth, and the heirs of Edmund's body, which charter was made 
in the Uth year of the late king's reign. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to tlie said Elizabeth the third 
part of the manor of Urendon, together with the issues thereof, because the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger lately 
granted by charter, by the licence of the late king, that the said manor, 
which was held of the late king in chief, and which Margaret, late the wife 
of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, the elder, held for life, with reversion to Roger 
at her death, should remain to Edmund, Roger's son, and the said Elizabeth 
his wife. , By C. 

•Tvnie 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to make summons and proclamations for 

Newcastle on- an eyre to be held at Pykeryng on Monday after St. Lawrence next, 
Ijue. before Richard de Wilughby, Robert de Aston, Robert de Sadyngton and 
John de Hambury, whom the king has appointed to be justices in eyre for 
pleas of the Forest of Henry, earl of Lancaster, in that county from the time 
•when Edmund, late earl of Lancaster, father of Henry, last held pleas of the 
Forest there by virtue of a grant of Edward I. By K. and 0. 

June 12. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Like order to make summons for an eyre 

Newcastle-on- to be held at Lancaster after St. Peter ad Vincula next, before William 

Tjrne. ig Blount ' le neveu,' Henry de Hambury, William Basset and Robert de 

Sadyngton, whom the king has appointed to be justices in eyre for pleas of 

the Forest in that county I'rom the time aforesaid. 

By K. and C. 



May 5. 
Lincoln. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert 
Breton to have the terms which the king has granted 1o him for all the debts 
which he owes to the king, in his time and in the time of the late king, and 
which are exacted uf him by summons of the exchequer, as the king granted 
that he should pay 100*. yearly until the said debts Avcre fully discharged. 

By p.s. [7763.] 

July 13. To the same. Order to cause allowance to be made to Thomas de 

Nottingham. Baumburgh, clerk, for 14 marks, 65. Sd. for his expenses from 9 March last 

to 6 April following, to wit for 29 days, each day being counted, for the 

time when Thomas Avas in the king's service in Scotland, taking Qs. 8d. a 

day, in the debts which Thomas owes to the king at the exchequer. 

By K. and C. 

July 18. To the same. Order to admit Thomas de Radeclif-super-Sore and William 

Nottingham. Buxham of Hykelyng, whom Roger Deyncourt, late sheriff of Nottingham 

and Derby, has attornied in his place, to render his account for the time when 



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1334. Memhrane 21 — cont. 

he was sheriff of those counties, and to do further what pertains to the final 
issue of that account, as Roger is intending divers affairs of the king by his 
order, so that he cannot intend in person at the exchequer on the day 
appointed to render his said account. By C. 



Membrane 20. 

March 1. To John de Louthre, escheator in cos. York, N'orthumberland, Cumberland 
York. and Westmorland. Order to take the fealty of Cristiana, late the wife of 
Richard de Emeldon, which is due to the king, and to delifer to her the 
lands which the king assigned to her, to wit lands in N^ewton-on-the-Moor, 
CO. Northumberland, lands in Broxfeld, in the same county, two bondages 
in Wolden in the same county, three acres of meadow in Shotton in Holford, 
in the same county, the manor of Tyndeleye, in the same county, lands in 
Whitlawe, in the same county, a burgage and 16 acres of land in Alnemouth, 
in the same county, 9s. Gd. rent in Caldmerton, in the same county, a third 
part of the manor of Jesmuth, in the same county, 12 acres 1 rood of land 
in Elstwyk, in the same county, a third part of the profits of the dovecote 
there and a third part of the manor of Rugely, in the same county, and a 
third part of a moiety of the town of Myridrom, in the same county ; which 
lands, etc., the king assigned to Cristiana as her dowry from the lands 
which belonged to Richard de Emeldon, tenant in chief, at his death, with 
the assent of Adam Graper and Agnes his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir 
of Richard, and of Richard de Acton and Matilda his wife, second daughter 
and co-heir, and of William de Denum, to whom the king granted the custody 
of the purpai'ty of Jacoba, third daughter and co-heir, a minor in the king's 
wardship, to hold until Jacoba should come of age. 

March 1. To the same. Order to cause Adam Graper and Agnes his wife, daughter 
York. and co-heir of Richard de Emeldon, to have full seisin of their purparty of 
the lands which the king has assigned to them of tlie inheritance of the said 
Richard, taking security from them for rendering their reasonable relief at 
the exchequer, as with the consent of the aforesaid Richard de Acton and 
Matilda his wife, and of William de Denum, the king assigned to the said 
Adam and Agnes as the eldest daughter and co-heir of Richard de Emeldon 
the following lands to Avit : certain lands with mills and three acres of 
meadow called Helmeldu in Elyiigeham, co. Northumberland, certain lands 
in Abberwyk, in the same county, a third part of two parts of a moiety of 
the town of Myndrom, in the same county, 2 acres of meadow in Shotton in 
Holford in the same county, certain lands in Throkkelawe, in the same 
county, lands in Caldmerton, in the same county, a third part of two parts 
of the manor of Jesmuth, in the same county, 8 acres 1 rood of land in 
Elstwyk, in the same county, and a third part of two parts of the manor of 
Rugely, ui the same county, to hold in the purparly of Agnes, and the king 
has taken the homage of Adam for the lands which Richard de Emeldon 
held at his death of the king in chief, and the king has rendered that 
purparty to Adam and Agnes. By p.s. 

March 1. To the same. Order to cause Richard de Acton and Matilda his wife to 
York. have full seisin of their purparty of the lands of Richard de Emeldon upon 
receiving security from them for rendering them reasonable relief to 
the king at the exchequer, as with the assent of the said Adam Graper and 
Agnes his Avife and of William de Denum, the king has assigned to the said 
Richard and Matilda the following lands, to wit : 4 bondages in Woldon in 
CO. Northumberland, certain lands in Heton Jesemuth, in the same county, 
a third part of two parts of a moiety of the town of Myndrom, in the same 
county, certain lands in Newton inEdelyngeham,in the same county, 2 acres 



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of meadow in Shotton in Holford, iu the same county, 3*. \\d. rent in 
Caklinarton, in the same county, a third part of two parts of the manor of 
Jesomuth, in the same county, 8 acres 1 rood of land in Elstwyk,in the same 
county, and a third part of two parts of the manor of Rugely, in the same 
county, to hold as Matilda's purparty of the said lands, and the king has 
taken the homage of Richard de Acton for the lands which Richard de 
Emeldon held in chief of the king, and has rendered that purparty to 
Richard and Matilda. By p.s. 

June 6. To John de Denton, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and escheator there, 

Newc;istle-on- Order to cause Adam Graper and Agnes his wife, daughter and co-heir of 
1">"c. Richard de Emeldon, to have full seisin of the purparty of Agnes, which the 
k'ng had assigned to her, delivering the issues thereof received since 1 March 
last to the said Adam and Agnes, as on the paid 1 March the king ordered 
John de Louthre, late escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cumberland 
and We>^tmorland, to cause Adam and Agnes to have full seisin of the pur- 
party of Agnes, wliich the king had assigned to them \_as at page 238, ahove'\, 
and now the king has assigned to Adam and Agnes from the lands which 
belonged to Richard de Emeldon, with the assent of Richard de Acton and 
Matilda his wife and of William de Denum, the following lands and rents 
to wit : 24*. rent to be I'eceived from a messuage which John de Brome 
holds near ' le Frerecrosse ; 8*. rent to be received from a messuage which 
William Galdede holds ; 165. rent to be received from a messuage which 
William Blaklambe holds ; 9s rent to be received from a messuage which 
Hugh de Aukernebbe holds in 'le Bradechere'; a messuage which John le 
Horner held, extended at 12*. yearly ; a messuage which Richard le C irpenter 
holds, near the church of All Saints, extended at 10*. yearly; a roofless 
Xdiscoopertum') messuage without Me Neweyate,' extended at 4.y. 6^/. yearly; 
four houses upon ' le Denebrigge ' extended at 20s. yearly ; two houses in 
Horsmarketgate, extended at 10*. yearly; a hous.f near' le Barres,* extended 
at OS. \\\d. yearly ; a third part of two parts of the great grange, extended 
at 4s. b\(l. yearly ; a third part of two parts of thiee plots of vacant land in 
Cynydgate, extended at 4rf. yearly ; a third part of four selions of land near 
the gallows, extended at \(^\d. yearly; and a third part of two parts of two 
upper rooms upon ' le Sandhil,' extended at \Z\d. yearly; to hold in the 
purparty of Agnes of the said lands and rents. 

July 16. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Nottingham, be elected in place of William de Sauston, who is so sick and weak that he 
cannot travel to perform the duties of the office. 

June 6. To John de Denton, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and escheator there. 

Newcastle-on- Order to cause Richard de Acton and Matilda his wife, daughter and 
Tjne. co-heir of Richard de Emeldon, to have full seisin of Matilda's purparty of 
the lands of Richard de Emeldon, delivering to them the issues thereof 
received from I March last, ou which day the king assigned a purparty to 
the said Richard and Matilda of the lands which belonged to Richard do 
Emeldon, and rendered it to them \_as at page 238, above'], and now the king 
has assigned to Richard and Matilda from the .«aid lands, with the consent of 
Adam Graper and Agnes his wife, and of William de Denum, the following 
lands and rents, to wit": 26s. rent to be received from a messuage which 
John de Eynewyk holds : 4s. rent to be received from a garden which 
Rolwrt de Lenne holds in 'le Westgate'; 8s. rent to be received from a 
tenement which belonged to Robert Notebethehaie in ' le Bradechere ' ; 20d. 
rent to be received from a tenement of Richard Pulhore in Pilgrym.strete; 
16s. rent to be received from the tenement of Agnes Trussehernays in ' le 
Bradechere'; a tenement which Thomas Paule holds, extended at 16s. 
yearly; a messuage in ' le Bradechere' called ' Herynghouse,' extended at 6s. 
8J. yearly ; four messuages upon ' le Denebrigge,' extended at 20s. yearly ; 



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tliree houses in Horsmargetgate, extended at 15s. yearlj' ; a house near 
'les Barres ' and a vacant plot there extended at 55. W^d. yearly; a gmall 
grange with a dovecote and other appurtenances there extended at 4s 5\d. 
yearly ; a third part of two parts of three vacant plots of land in Cinidgate, 
extended at 4:d. yearly ; a third part of four selions of land near the gallows, 
extended at \0^d. yearly ; one part of two parts of two upper chambers upon 
'le Sandhill,' extended at IS^J. yearly; a vacant plot in Gripeschere and 
another vacant plot near Gogowe, extended at 18^. yearly ;. and a vacant 
plot in the rear of Bushouse, extended at 6rf. yearly ; to hold in the 
purparty of Matilda of the said lauds and rents. 

July 16. To the sheriff uf Nottingham and Derby. Order to supervise the houses 

Nottingham, within Nottingham castle and the walls and turrets of the castle and the 
king's mills below the castle, and a certain weir in the water of Trent, 
which the king understands to be ruinous and broken, and to cause the parts 
which are in most need of repair to be amended up to 30/., from the 
issues of that bailiwick, by the view and testimony of William de Eland, 
constable of that castle. By K. 



Membrane 19. 

July 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to Hugh 

Nottingham. Matefrai, citizen of London, 46/. from the treasury if after viewing his bill 
it appears that this sum is owing to him, or to cause him to have a 
competent assignment thereof, if it is found to be due to him upon view 
of a bill of the wardrobe, charging with that sum those who ought to be 
charged therewith, as Hugh has besought the king to cause payment of that 
sum to be made to him, as 46/. are owing to him for oxen, sheep and fish 
bought from him for the expenses of the household of the late king, as 
appears by a bill under the seal of Robert de Wodhous, keeper of the said 
king's wardrobe, and Hugh asserts that he has not yet obtained any payment 
for that sum. By K. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
te elected iu place of John de Norton, who is so sick and weak that he 
cannot travel to perform the duties of that office. 

July 13. To John de Housom, parson of Abenhale church, imprisoned at 

Nottingham. St. Briavels for trespass of venison in the forest of Dene, with which he is 
charged, has letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, 
or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Dene, to bail him until 
the coming of the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Gloucester. 

July 15. To Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and 

Nottingham. Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with the castle and manor of 
Foderingeye, the hamlets of Nassyngton and Tarwell, co. Northampton, the 
town of Torkeseye, co. Lincoln, 28s. yearly rent in Alkebarwe, in the same 
county ; 67s. yearly rent in Beltesford in the same county ; two carucates 
of land in Staunford, in the same county ; 100s. rent in Wadyngton, in the 
same county, and 4.1. yearly rent in Wissinden, in co. Rutland, and 16s. rent 
in Sundersokene, in the same county, restoring the issues to Mary de Sanoto 
Paulo, countess of Pembrocke, late the wife of Aymer de Valence, earl of 
Pembrocke, and executrix of his will, if the escheator shall ascertain that 
Mary was seised of the castle and manor of Foderingeye, and of the said 
hamlets, town and rents at the time of the earl's death by virtue of the king's 
grant and licence, and of the earl's gift and grant as for the remission and 
pardon which the said Mary made in her name, and for her co-executors of 
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the king for all the goods and chattels which belonged to the earl at his 
death, as of armour, wardrobe, jewels, gold and silver vessels, chapel 
ornaments, great and small horses, wards and marriages, corn iu granges, 
and other goods and chattels which came into the hands of the late king 
after the death of the earl and remained with him without any satisfaction 
or restitution being made to the executors of the earl's will ; as the king 
granted and gave licence to John de Britann[ia], then earl of Richemuud, 
deceased, that he might give and grant to the said Mary for life to hold of 
the king by the customary services, the said castle, manor, hamlets, town 
and rents, and the manors of Bywell and Wodehorn, co. Northumberland, 
the manor of Driffeld with hamlets and other appurtenances, co. York, 
2 marks yearly rent in Hikelton, in the same county, certain lands in 
E^epindon, co. Derby, 9s. yearly rent in Great Styuecle, co. Huntingdon, 
6*. Q\d. rent in Baldewynho, in the same county, 2 marks yearly rent in 
Brampton, in the same county; 8*. yearly rent in Great Paxton, in the same 
county ; As. yearly rent to be received from the view of frank pledge in 
Little Paxton, in the same county ; bis. 2d. yearly rent in the town of 
Huntyngdon, co. Huntingdon, a certain suit at the court of that town of the 
men and tenants of the town of Byssebrok, the said rent of 16s. yearly 
from the ferm of 50 acres of land which Master Robert Luterel lately held 
in Sundersokene in co. Rutland, and half the hundred of Ludyngloud, co. 
Suffolk, which formerly belonged to John de Baliolo, and which the said 
earl held for himself and the legitimate heirs of his body by the late king's 
grant, and which are held of the king in chief, with reversion to the king 
and his heirs, if the earl should die without legitimate heir of his body, to 
be held by Mary in exchange for the castle and lands of Montiniaco and 
other lands in France to be given to the earl by Mary, and the king gave 
special licence to Mary to receive the said castles, manors, etc., from the 
earl, and to hold them for life of the king and his heirs if the earl should 
die without a legitimate heir of his body ; and by virtue of this grant and 
licence the earl gave to Mary the said castle, etc., which belonged to John 
de Baliolo in England, to hold for life, as appears by the earl's deed to Mary, 
made thereupon and shown in chancery. By C. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis ' ; 

William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, not to intermeddle with the said 
rents in Great Stiuecle, Baldewynho, Brampton, Great Paxton, Little 
Paxton, the town of Huntyngdon, co. Huntingdon, and half the 
hundred of Ludynglond, co. Suffolk. By C. 

Wilham de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 
berland and Westmorland, not to intermeddle further with the manors 
of Bywell and Wodehorn, co. Northumberland, and Driffield with 
the hamlets and other appurtenances and with the rent in Hikelton, 
CO. York. By C. 

William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 
Derby and Lincoln, not to intermeddle further with the said lands in 
Repindon. By C. 

f July 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Nottingham, to be made to Richard de Moseley in his account at the exchequer for the 
issues of the castles of Sandale and Conyngesburgh, and of the manors of 
Wakefield, Soureby, Hiperum, Holne, Haytcfeld, Fisshelak, Staynford and 
1 home ; of 40/. yearly from the time when he was appointed receiver 
and keeper, having viewed the late king's letters patent to Kicliard ; as the 
late king appointed him receiver of the honour of Pontefract and of the 
manors and lands between the waters of Use and Trente which belonged to 
divers men of the quarrel {querela) of Thomas, formerly earl of Lancaster, 

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Jnly 16. 
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July 30. 
Heading. 



1331. Membrane 19 — cont. 

and which by reason of that quarrel were in the late king's hands, and by 
other letters patent the late king committed to Richard the custody of the 
said castles and manors, and of all the other lands of John de Warenn[a], 
earl of Surrey, then in the said king's hands for certain reasons, during 
pleasure, answering for the issues thereof to the late king ; and now it ia 
ordained by the council that 40/. yearly shall be allowed to Richard in his 
account for every year that he is receiver and keeper of the said honour, 
castles, manors and lands. By C. 

July 13. To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 

Nottiugham. berland and Westmorland. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands which belonged to Thomas de Burgo, restoring the issues thereof, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at 
his death held no lantis of the king in chief in that bailiwick by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that 
he held divers other lands of divers other lords by divers services, and that 
Thomas de Burgo his son is his next heir and aged three and a half years. 

To Peter Bard, bailiff of Sandwich. Order to pay to William de Clynton, 
constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who 
supplies his place there, 40/. from the ferm of that town, for making divers 
works in that castle to be made by the constable by the king's order. 

By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Matilda, late the 
wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, tenant in chief, has besought the 
king to grant to her a third part of the issues of the lands which belonged 
to the earl in Ireland, until reasonable dower has been assigned to her from 
the said lands, as by reason of divers wars in Ireland she has hitherto been 
prevented from having her dower from the said lands, which are in the 
king's hands by reason of the earl's death and the minority of the heir, and 
the king in consideration of the good service which the earl rendered to 
him in Ireland has granted to Matilda a third part of the issues of those 
lands received since the death of the earl for which answer has not been 
made to the king, until her dower has been assigned to her, and therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to order those in whose custody the said 
lands are in the said parts, to cause such issues to be delivered to Matilda or 
her attorney. By K. 

July 30. To Matthew Blanket, Vicomte of Abbeville. Order to cause the halls of 

Windsor. Abbeville which are totally destroyed and broken down to be newly con- 
structed without delay from the issues of that shrievalty, by the view and 
testimony of the seneschal of Ponthieu and of the controller therci, for the 
present or the future, because it has been ordained by the king and council 
tbat this shall be done, and not to spend any money from those issues 
otherwise than in the construction of those halls, until they are completed, 
notwithstanding any payments previously assigned upon those issues. The 
king has also ordered the receiver of the county of Ponthieu that if the said 
issues do not suffice for the construction of these haUs, to cause what is 
lacking to be paid to the sheriff with all other things on which certain 
payments!, prests or alms have been assigned upon the said issues, causing 
such payments, prests and alms to be paid in the meantime from the other 
issues of the county of Ponthieu. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the receiver of the county of Ponthieu. By K. 

To Master Thomas Lengynour. Order, immediately upon sight of these 
presents and to the exclusion of everything else, to go with Matthew 
Blanket to Abbeville to do there what Matthew shall command him on the 
kiug's behalf, and the king has ordered Matthew to minister to him those 



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Membrane 19 — cont. 

things which shall be necessary for him for the time when he shall be there, 
as the king and council have ordained that the halls of Abbeville shall be 



newly constructed. 



ByK. 



Readiag. 



July 34 (sic). To the keeper of the port of Dover. Order to permit the abbot of 
Doukeswell, of the Cistercian order, who is about to set out by the king's 
licence to his chapter-general at Citeanx, to cross from that port to those 
parts with 10/. for his expenses and those of his household. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 



Membrane 18. 

July 11. To John de Harebergh, parson of Bladen church, keeper of the works of 

Clipston. the manor of Wodestok. Ordor to cause a certain water-mill, now erected in 
Wodestok park, to be removed thence and to be newly erected on tiie king's 
soil in a suitable place without that park, without delay, and to cause a 
certain suitable hay to be made in that place where the mill now is, and the 
head of the fislipond there to be raised as it shall need, by the view and 
counsel of William de Monte Acuto, fermor of the said manor and of the 
mauor of Hanebergh, or of him who supplies his place there, whom the 
king has ordered to pay to the said John, by indenture, the money which he 
shall expend upon the premises. By p.s. [7948.] 

July 11. To William de Monte Acuto, fermor of the manors of Wodestok and 

Clipston. Hanebergh, or to him who supplies his place in those manors. Whereas 
the king appointed John de Harebergh, parson of Bladen church to cause 
the defects of the houses and walls of all the king's buildings of the said 
manor of Wodestok to be repaired, and also the defects of the walls of the 
park there, and to provide and find straw, hay, litter and other things 
necessary for the maintenance of the king's stud and his wild animals 
(feraruni) in that park, with the king's money, and to pay to each chaplain, 
door-keeper and gardener, of the manor of Wodestok, and to the parkers, 
and the keepers of the stud there, their wages, and to receive the money 
necessary for doing all the premises from that fermor from the ferm of the 
manor of Wodestok, by indenture, from Midsummer as long as the king shall 
please, so that John may render account to the king at the exchequer of the 
money which he shall so receive, receiving yearly in that office by the hands 
of that fermor from such ferm, 100*. and 45*. V^*^.? for the wages of one man 
dwelling continually in the manor of Wodestok for keeping the said houses 
and walls, and the king ordered John to remove the water mill aforesaid, 
and to cause it to be newly erected in a suitable place without the park, and 
to make a proper hay and to raise the head of the fishpond there ; the king 
therefore orders the said fermor to cause John to be paid by indenture the 
money which is necessary for the repair of defects, the maintenance of the 
stud and animals, the payment of wages, the moving and erection of the 
mill, the construction of the hay and the raising of the head of the fishpond 
and the said 100*. yearly for himself and 45*. 1\d. for the said man. 

By p.s. [7949.] 

July 16. To Thomas de Burgh, treasurer of Ireland. Order to receive the oaths of 

Nottingham, the chancellors of Ireland and of the exchequer of Dublin, of the barons of 
the exchequer there and of the justices of the Bench, Dublin, appointed to 
hold pleas following the justiciary of Ireland and of any other ministers 
of the king appointed or to be appointed by the king, that they will conduct 
themselves well and faithfully in their offices, as the king has given Thomas 
power to receive these oaths. By K. and C 

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To the slierifp of Cumberland. Order, immediately upon sight of these 
presents, to cause two sufficient ships to be provided for the passage of 
Thomas de Burgh, treasurer of Ireland, who lately came to the king in 
England and is about to return in haste to those parts, so that the ships may 
be ready in the port of Whitehhavene on the Assumption next for the said 
passage, and the king will cause allowance to be made to the sheriff for the 
costs which he shall incur in freighting the said ships, by the testimony of 
the said treasurer. By K. and C. 

July 17. To the justices appointed to hold pleas following the justiciary of Ireland. 

Nottingham. Order to proceed with the taking of an assize of novel disseisin which 
Matthew de Bath arramed before the then justices for holding such pleaa 
by the king's writ under the seal which he uses in those parts against 
William de Burgo, then earl of Ulster, and others contained in the same writ 
concerning a tenement in Ratouthe, and to proceed to render judgment 
thereupon, and to cause justice to be done to the parties, notwithstanding 
that Elizabeth, daughter of William, is a minor in the king's wardship, as 
Matthew has besought the king to order the justices to proceed to take that 
assize, as Matthew arramed that assize before the justices asserting that he had 
been disseised of the manor of Raitouthein Ireland, which he held by the gift 
and grant of the said earl, by the earl and the other disseisors, and while the 
writ was pending the earl died as Matthew says, wherefore Matthew has 
now arramed another assize of novel disseisin against Elizabeth as tenant 
of that manor, and the other disseisors, by another writ under the same 
seal, but beciiuse it was alleged before the justices that Elizabeth was a 
minor in the king's wardship, and therefore ought not to answer Matthew 
in this matter without tlie king, the justices have hither delayed to pro- 
ceed to take that assize. By pet. of C. 

To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to deliver to Annora late the 
wife of John de Laucastre, the manors of Stanstede and Esthamme, a 
messuage, three parts of a mill, 80 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 4 acres 
of pasture and 60*. rent in Barenton, restoring to her the issues thereof 
received from the time of John's death, because the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John and Annora jointly held the 
said manors, tenements and rent at John's death, with remainder at their 
death of the manor of Stanstede to the heirs of Thomas de Veer, of the 
manor of Esthamme to the abbot of Stratford and his successors, and of the 
said messuags, land, meadow and rent to Hervey de Staunton and his heirs, 
by fines levied in the court of the late king by his licence, and that the said 
manors and lands are held of the king in chief by knight's service, and the 
king has taken the fealty of Annora which is due to him in this respect. 

Julv 29. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all the money which can be levied 

Windsor. from the issues of that bailiwick to be levied without delay as the king is in 
the greatest need of money for the expedition of certain arduous affairs 
specially touching him, so that the sheriff may have the money with him 
at his next proffer at the exchequer to deliver it to the treasurer and 
chamberlains there for the expedition of the said affairs under pain of 
the loss of his office, and to warn all those who hold manors, lands, etc., 
in that bailiwick by the king's commission and who are bound to answer to 
the king at the exchequer for the tfesues or ferms thereof, to appear in 
person at the exchequer on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, under 
pain of the taking of their said manors, lands, etc., into the king's htmd, 
with all the money due upon the said issues and feims, to deliver them 
to the said treasurer and chamberlains, and the sheriff shall have before 



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Wiudsor. 



Aug. 3. 
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Membrane 18 — cont. 

the king the names of those by whom he thus causes them to be warned, 
and this writ. By 0. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Order 
to appear in person at the exchequer on the octaves of Michaelmas next 
with all the money levied by them from the issues of those customs and 
which they can levy in the meantime, to deliver it to the treasurer and 
chamberlains, upon pain of the loss of their offices if they neglect to do so, as 
the king is in great need of money as aforesaid. By C. 

The like to the collectors of such customs in all the ports of England 
where those customs are collected. By C. 

To William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland. Order to be in person at the exchequer 
on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next with all the money which he has levied 
or can levy of the issues of that bailiwick, to be delivered to the treasurer 
and chamberlains for the expedition of the said affairs, under pain of the loss 
of his office if he neglects to do so, as the king is in great need of money as 
aforesaid. B}' O. 

The like to all the escheators of England, except to the mayors of London 
and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, escheators there, to whom it was written that 
they should send the money to the exchequer on the said day, omitting the 
clause regarding the loss of office, and except to Simon de Grymesby, 
escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, because he answered in the king's 
chamber for the issues of that escheatry. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Kynich of Dichford, who is insufliciently 
qualified. 



Aug. 3. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 2. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 8. 
Odiham. 



Membrane 17. 

Thomas de Heselwod, parson of Theyden Boys church, and John Thomas, 
* clerk ' of Heselwod, imprisoned at Colchester for trespass of vert and 
venison in Waltham forest, have letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, to bail them until the coming of the justices for pleas 
of the Forest in co. Essex. 

To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
a messuage, 140 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture, 2 acres 
of wood and 8s. rent in Stowmarket and Thorneye, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the escheator returned that he had taken those tenements into the 
king's hands because he had heard from certain persons that Walter Baynard 
at his death held those tenements of the king in chief, and afterwards, at the 
prosecution of William Baynard, son of the said Walter, showing the king 
that the said tenements ought to remain to him after Walter's death, by a 
fine levied in the court of the late king, and that they were held of other 
lords and not of the king, and beseeching the king to cause his hand to b9 
amoved therefrom, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition 
upon the premises, by which it is found that the said tenements are held of 
divers lords by divers services and not of the king, and that they ought to 
remain to William as aforesaid. 

To the collectors of the custom in the port of Southampton. Order to 
pay to Dinus Forset and Alexander de Bfird and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Bardi, 340/, from the said custom, as the king wishes to 
satisfy the said merchants for the sums which tluy have paid by the king's 



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1334 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 27. 
York. 



Aug. 6. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 5. 
Wiudsoi'. 



Aug. 8. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 17 — cent. 

order, to wit, to William Trussel and Master Robert de Bynteworth soon 
about to set out by the king's order on an embassy to the Roman court, 
lOOZ. for their expenses ; to Berardus de la Bret, 100 marks by the king's 
gift; to the lord of Chastillon, 200 marks in satisfaction of all debts and 
damages which the king owes to him by reason of the war of Gascony ; and 
to Arnald Garcy, keeper of the king's great horses, 40/., upon the expenses 
of those horses. By p.s. [8025.] 

To William de Clynton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order 
to permit the abbot of Holmcoltran, of the Cistercian order, who is going 
to his chapter-general at Citeaux, to cross from that port, with 20/. for his 
expenses and those of his household. By K. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the palings, ditches and hays of 
the king's parks within the honour of Knaresburgh to be repaired and 
amended by the view and testimony of any liegeman of the king, of those 
parts, from the issues of that bailiwick, as the king has learned that the 
said palings, ditches and hays are ruined and broken, in divers places, so 
that the mai-es and foals of the king's studs iu those parks, and the king's 
wild animals {fere) there cannot be well guarded, and the profit of the 
herbage there will be lost for lack of agistment unless they are quickly 
repaired. By K. and C. 

To William de Langeford, clerk. Order to pay to Adam le Dorturer, 
the keeper of the gates of the New Temple, London, in the custody of 
William by the king's grant, the arrears of his wages of 2d. daily from the 
time of the said William, and to pay such wages henceforth, as long as he 
shall have that custody, from the ferm of the New Temple. 

To the bailiffs of Queen Philippa of the hundred of Rocheford, co. Essex. 
Order not to molest the sub-prior and convent of the priory of Priterwell 
for the issues thereof, by reason of the voidance caused by the resignation 
of James de Cusancia, having taken a simple seisin of the gate in the name 
of the queen, a janitor being deputed for this, as the late king — because it 
was shown to him by iuspection of the chancery rolls of Edward I. that it 
was found by inquisition taken by Walter de Gloucestr[ia], then escheator 
this side Trent, that in the voidances of that priory the escheator was 
accustomed to go to the priory and take a simple seisin thereof in the 
name of the king's royal lordship and to depute a janitor at the gate there 
for the indemnity of the convent, and that the escheator and janitor 
departed immediately the prior elect had brought his letters of admission 
of the king to the escheator, without receiving or levying any issues for the 
king's behoof, and upon it being also found by inspection of the exchequer 
I'olls that no answer had ever been made at the exchequer to Edward I. or 
his progenitors at the exchequer for any issues of that priory in any voidance 
of the same, Edward I. ordered Walter not to molest John de Monte 
Martini, then prior there, by reason of the voidance of the said priory, and 
not to exact any issues from him for the king's use — at the prosecution of 
brother James de Cusancia, whom the prior of Lewes afterwards established 
as prior of that place, whose fealty the late king took and restored the 
temporalities of the priory to him, asserting that Master John de Walewayn, 
then escheator this side Trent, had exacted divers issues from him by reason 
of Ihe last voidance, ordered the said Master John not to molest the said 
prior, restoring the issues to him. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Blacholehey to be elected in place of Thomas de Helpcston of Felstede, who 
is insufficiently qualitied. 



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247 



1334. 

Aug. 10. 
Odiham, 



Aug. 12, 
Basing. 



Aug. IS. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 16. 
Odiham. 



Aug. IS. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To William de Rosteleje, e.?cheator in,cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
the lauds Avhich John de Bryaunson, who held of the heir of John 
de Goggesale, tenant in chief of the late king, by knight's service, held in 
his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick at his death, of the said heir, whose 
liomage the late king took, and rendered to him the lands of his inheritance, 
because Bartholomew, son and heir of the said John, has proved his age 
before the escheator. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to be 
assigned to Joan, late the wife of Gilbert de Bourhunte, tenant in chief, 
from all the lands which belonged to her husband in that bailiwick, at his 
death, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the collectors of the customs in the port of London. Order to deliver 
to Dinus Forsetti and Alexander de Bardis and their fellows, merchants of 
the society of the Bardi of Florence, or to their attorney, without delay, 
206/. 13s. 4c?., from the money of the subsidy granted by the merchants, both 
denizen and alien, on wool and hides to be taken out of the kingdom ; as 
the said merchants have paid, at the king's request, 200/. to Master Andrew 
de Sapiti, the king's clerk, for the expedition of certain of the king's affairs 
in parts beyond the sea, and 10 marks to Walter de Mauny, whom the king 
lately sent to parts beyond the sea for the expedition of certain of his affairs 
there, for their expenses towards those parts. By K. 

To John de Scares and John de Hampton, keepers of the temporalities 
of the bishopric of Winchester, now in the king's hand Whereas Peter, 
formerly bishop of Winchester, by his charter, which the late king con- 
firmed, granted to four chaplains for celebrating divine services in the 
chapel of Merewell for the souls of former kings of England and of Peter's 
predecessors, former bishops of Winchester, 13/. Zs. 4d. from the exchequer 
of the bishop of Winchester for the time being, to be received yearly when 
the see was full and during a voidance, which sum has hitherto been paid 
from the time of the making of that charter and its confirmation, but is now 
in arrears from the time when the said temporalities came into the king's 
hand as they say, whereupon the chaplains have besought the king to order 
payment thereof to be made to them ; the king therefore orders the said 
keepers that if this sum is found to be in ari'ears, then to pay to the 
chaplains those arrears, and to pay the said sum henceforth as long as those 
temporalities are in the king's hands, as previous chaplains have received it 
at the bishop's exchequer when the see was full, and during a voidance. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 
to the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, or their attorney, 
the money which the king owes to them according to orders and assign- 
ments previously made by the king, notwithstanding the king's order to 
have all the money which the collectors had levied or could levy from 
the issues of those customs at the exchequer on the octaves of Michaelmas 
next to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains for the king's 
necessities, provided that the collectors shall have the residue of the money 
arising from those customs, at the excliequer on the said day according to 
the tenor of the king's order, as the king did not intend that the execution 
of the payment of the said debts by assignments made on those customs 
should be retarded by the said order. By C. 

Like order to the collectors of customs in the ports of Kyngeston-upon- 
Hull and Raveuesrod. 

To Adam le Glide and John de Staford. Order to deliver to Walter 
Beryll and Richard Bugge (whom the king lately appointed to collect and 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331 



Sept. 2. 
Guildford. 



Sept. 6. 
Guildford. 



Sept. 8. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

receive the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Melecoumbe, 
to wit, half a mark on each sack of wool, a mark ou each last of hides, and 
half a mark on every 300 wool-fells, and to keep the seal called ' coket ' in 
that port) the said seal, which is in their custody by the king's grant, to be 
kept as aforesaid. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, T^ilts, Oxford, 
Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to cause reasonable dower to 
be assigned to Joan, late the wife of John le Blunt of Bjkeleswade, tenant 
in chief, from all the lands which belonged to John in that tailiwick, at his 
death, in the presence of Matilda, one of the daughters of John, and of John 
de Maiden, who married Alice, another daughter, and of Richard de Exmuth, 
who married Margaret, the third daughter and co-heir of the said John, if 
they choose to attend, upon the said Joan taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To Master Edmund de la Beche, keeper of the great wardrobe, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to deliver to J. archbishop of Canterbury 
the arrears of his fee of wax which he ought to receive from the king by 
reason of his office for the time when he has been chancellor, as Master 
Robert de Baldok, or other chancellors, were wont to receive such fee. 

To the keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric of Winchester, now 
in the king's hands. The master and paupers of the hospital of St. Mary 
Magdalene, near Winchester, have besought the king to cause payment to 
be made to them of the arrears of a certain fixed sum for their maintenance 
for the time when those temporalities have been in the king's hands, as they 
and all other masters and paupers of that hospital had been accustomed to 
receive such a sum during a voidance from the king's progenitors, and when 
the see was filled from the bishops of Winchester, which sum has not been 
paid to them for the time when the said temporalities have been in the 
king's hands by reason of the present voidance as they assert ; the king 
therefore orders the said keepers, if this is so, then to pay to the said 
master and paupers the arrears of that sum, and to pay that sura hence- 
forth, p7-o rata for the time that these temporalities shall remain in the 
king's hand and in the custody of those keepers, as it was paid in time of 
other voidances. 



Membrane 16. 

Aug. 18. Edward de Thornhull, imprisoned in Caresbrok castle for trespass of 

Westminster, venison in the forest of New Park {Novo Parco) in the Isle of Wight, has 
letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him 
until the next eyre of the justices. 

Aug. 26. To Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, 

Webtmiuster, Berks, Bedford and Buckingham. Order to deliver to Matilda, late the 
wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, tenant in chief, the manor of 
Waddon and a rent in Burton, co. Buckingham, to hold in her dower, 
as Matilda has besought the king that whereas she is laid in wait for and 
threatened by certain of her rivals in Ireland who killed the said earl, and 
who will destroy the countess if they can take her, wherefore she cannot 
dwell in those parts without great danger of her person, to be pleased to cause 
all the lands which belonged to the earl in England at his death, which do 
not exceed the value of 72/. 4s. di\d. yearly according to their extent, to be 
assigned to her to hold in her dower for her stay in England, retaining in 
the king's hand the lands of double the value in Ireland, which belonged to 
the said earl at his death, in recompense for the said lands in England, and 
the king in consideration of the above and of the laudable service which the 



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219 



1334. Membrane 16 — co7it. 

earl rendered to him in Ireland has assigned to Matilda the said lands in 
England which belonged to the earl, to wit : the manor of Northfanbrigg, 
CO. Essex, extended at 221. 3s. yearly ; certain lands in Shire, co. Surrey, 
extended at 10/. 18s. 2|c?. yearly; the manor of VV'addon, co. Buckingham, 
extended at 291. 2s. Sd. yearly ; and 10/. 0*. O^d. i"ent in Burton, near 
Aylesbury, in the same county, to hold in dower as aforesaid. By K. 

The like to the following, concerning the delivery of the following lands 
to Matilda, to wit : 

William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, to deliver the manor of Northfan- 
brigg, CO. Essex. By K. 

William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex 
to deliver the said lands in Shire, co. Surrey. By K. 

Aug. 27. To John Morice, escheator in Ireland. Order to retain certain lands 

Westmiuster. in Drogheda, co. Louth (Uriel), the barony of Rotouth, co. Meath, the 
cantred of del Ker, co. Connaught, the cautred of Owyl, in the same 
county, and the cantreds of Baak and of Glen, in the same county, 
and to answer to the king for the issues thereof as long as they shall 
remain in the king's hands; as on account of certain causes the king has 
assigned to Matilda, late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, 
tenant in chief, all the lands of the earl in England, which are extended at 
72/. 4s. S^d. yearly, in recompense for the above lands, which belonged 
to the earl at his death, and which are extended at 146/. 18*. yearly, 
to be retained in the king's hands for the use of the king and the 
eail's heir, a minor in the king's wardship, until the heir shall come of age. 

ByK. 



Aug. 26. 
Westmiuster, 



To the same. The king has assigned to the said Matilda from the lands 
of her late husband the following lands, to wit : the castle and manor 
of Grenecastel, co. Duny, valued at 26/. Os. ■id. yearly ; certain lands 
in Balidogan, with the island of Conyngesyle and the burgh of Dun, in the 
same county, valued at 12/. 4s. yearly ; the manor of Doundaunald in 
the county of the shrievalty of Newtown (JVove ville) of Blathewyk, with 
divers lands at Austinesloun, Dunleth, Waverantone, Mosontoun, Drestal, 
Hahwode, Hogetone, Halcroftes, Chenyntoun, Ynestone, Nicholtoun, 
Philippeston, Punierton, Ardekenan, Piereston, Agreston, Casteltoun, 
Baliton, le Syth, Arkien, Frenestoun, Ardclenan, Balymorkyn, Dutfranys, 
Kakeberton, Gaunagh and Newtoun of Blathewyk in the same county, 
valued at 66/. 2s. 9d. yearly ; the castle and manor of Carlyngford, co Louth 
{Uriel), valued at 27/. 17s. Qd. yearly; the castle and manor of Loghry, 
CO. Connaught, valued at 165/. 18s. Qd. yearly; the cantreds of Glantayg, 
Glaunargil and Conneckmar in the same county, valued at 99/. 12s. \\\d. 
yearly ; the cantreds of Tiraulif, Orrus, Tyremoy and Condunoir, in the 
same county, valued at 66/. 17s. 4f/. yearly, and the manor of Balydogan, 
CO. Carlow (Cath'), valued at 78s. 8c?. yearly in time of peace, and which 
are now extended at a less value by reason of the wars in those parts, to 
hold in her dower from the said lands, rendering to the king therefor, 
yearly, at the exchequer of Dublin 9s. 4|</. which exceeds the dower 
assigned to her by the king, who has also assigned to her from other lands 
which the earl held in Ireland at his death, the following lands, which are 
not extended and which now have no value because of the wars in those 
parts and the depredations committed by the Irish, to wit : the castle and 
manor of Northburgh, co. Coulrath, valued at 60/. yearly, certain wasted 
lands in Bilrath, Milton, Brustnagh, Clonbaltyn, Brenanyston, Killeni, 
Lathard, Cloghmol, Kileley, Drummore, Cromore, Moiel, Rothan, Hay, 
Balitarsyn, Moytanwagh and Tullaghmel, co. Meath, valued at 21/. 13s. 4</. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1334. Membrane 16 — cont. 

yearly ; the pleas and perquisites of court of Wastyn, valued at 3s. 4c?. 
yearly, and the cantred of Sleoflowe, co. Connaught, valued at 30/. yearly 
in time of peace ; also 65/. 9*. 2^d. of land and rent in the manor of 
Sligagh in the same county, according to the extent made of that manor in 
time of peace, which castle and manor of Northburgh, the waste lauds, tho 
cantred of Sleoflowe and the manor of Sligagh are not now extended for the 
causes aforesaid ; and also a third part of a service or profit of serjeaniy of 
the following Irish, to wit : Rory Ochan of Frenecrewe, Henry Oneel, Odo 
Oneel, Rory Mecgwyr of Firmanagh, John Mekmahun, Odo Mekmahun, 
Donald Chaulan of Erther, John Mekcartan of Ouwagh, Robert Mekelmuiy, 
Cafan Mekelmury of Oly and Great Oflyn of Turtry, which lands were held 
of the earl by the service of maintaining, each of them, a certain number of 
satellites whom the earl or his heirs wished to assign to them, and a third 
part of a rent of 106*. 10c?. which divers tenants in le Wastyn, rendered for 
royal service when it is proclaimed, to wit : at Droghald, Clonbrenan, 
Benetiston, Milton, Lesdry, Clomoreston, Colsyn, Killyngbek, Adameston, 
Ballichillyn, Thomelynston and Reymondeston, co. Meath, to hold as the 
said Matilda's dower, and therefore the king orders the escheator to cause 
all the said castles, manors, lands, rents, cantreds and third parts to be 
assigned and delivered to Matilda to hold in dower as aforesaid. By K. 

Memorandum that the king having consideration to the diversity of the 
extents of the said lands, which are in great part destroyed on account of 
divers wars in Ireland, and of which a great part is for that reason extended 
at double extent, to wit, according to the value in time of peace, and 
according to the present value, and wishing to provide for Matilda because 
of the laudable service rendered to him in Ireland by the late earl, has 
granted that Matilda shall be favourably dowered from the said lauds in 
Ireland and according to the said double extents, according to the value in 
time of peace, and has also granted that reasonable dower should be secured 
to Matilda from the other lands which the earl held in his demesne as of 
fee at his death, in Ireland, which are not included in the inquisitions now 
taken, when inquisitions have been taken upon them. 

Aug. 26. To John Morice, escheator in Ireland. Order to deliver to the said 

Westminster. Matilda the advowson of the churches of Grenecastel, co. Dun, and of 
Arthdraghyu, co. Connaught, to hold as her dower, which the king has 
assigned to her from the advowsons held by her husband in Ireland, the 
advowson of Grenecastel church being extended at 10/. yearly, and that of 
Arthdraghyn church at 6 marks yearly. By K. 



Membrane 15. 

Sept. 12. To the collectors of the old custom in the port of London. Order to pay 
Guildford, to Dinus Forsetti and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
200/. from the issue of that custom, without delay, as the said merchants 
have lately paid that sum by the king's order to Richard de Feribv, keeper 
of the wardrobe, for the expenses of the king's household, as may fully 
appear by the letters patent under Richard's seal, which the merchants 
have in their possession, as they say. By p.s. [8057.] 

Sept. 13. To Thomas de Bradestan. Order to expend up to 20/. ?>s. 4c?. from his 
Westminster, ferm in repairing and amending the defects of the houses of the manor of 
Kyngeslane, the custody of which the king granted to him to hold until the 
heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, should come of age, for rendering a certain ferm yearly to the 
king. By p.s. [8059.] 



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1334). Membrane 15 — cont. 

Sept. 15. To John de Perbroun and Tliomas de Drayton, collectors of the customs 

Westminster, in the port of Great Yarmouth and in other places mentioned in the king's 
letters patent. Notification that tliey are not to be at the exchequer on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next, as the king had lately ordered them to bring 
there all the money which they could levy from the said customs; as the 
king, for certain reasons has prorogued the payment of that money to the 
octaves of Hilary next, but the king wishes them to be at the exchequer 
on the latter date, to have the said money with them, to be delivered to the 
treasurer and chamberlains there. By K. and C. 

Sept. 14. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of William Gernoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 18. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Thomas Talewythine, deceased. 

Sept. 18. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a sheriff for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of William Gernoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 20. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Westminster, be elected in place of Thomas de Solvey, deceased. 

Sept. 20. To Gilbert de Ledrede, escheator in cos. Lincoln, N'orthampton and 

Westminster. Rutland. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged 
to Thomas de Norton of Scalleby, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas held no lands 
at his death of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, and that Richard his son is his next heir, and 
aged 12 years. 

Sept. 18. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause the abbot of Crokesdene to 

Westminster, have full seisin, without delay, of a messuage in the town of Mouutsorrel 
{Motite Sorelly), which John son of William Dogel held, who was outlawed 
for felony, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff 
that the messuage has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and 
that John held it of the abbot, and that Richard le Baxtere of Mountsorrel 
had the year and day thereof and that the abbot ought to answer for them 
to the king. 

Sept. 22. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of William Gernoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 20. To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Nottingham, Derby, Warwick, 

Westminster. Leicester and Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which belonged to Alice, late the wife of John Palmer of Nottingham, 
restoring the issues thereof because the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Alice held no lands of the king in chief in that 
bailiwick at her death by reason whereof the custody of her lauds ought to 
pertain to rhe king, but that she held divers lands of divers other lords by 
divers services, and that Matilda Stoyl, one of her daughters, Agnes, whom 
Richard de Whatton married, her second daughter, and Margery and 
Elizabeth daughters of Robert de Uston son of Sabina, third daughter of 
the said Alice, are her next heirs and of full age. 

To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 
and Devon. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth, late the wife of Henry 
le Guldeue, for the manor of Langeblaneford, co. Dorset, and to deliver it 
to her, together with the issues thereof received since Henry's death, and 
not to intermeddle further with certain lands in Burgheschawe, Corston, 
Asshelond, Meriet, Hentnnescraft, and Hentone St. George, co. Somerset, 
or with the manors of Langeton Latile and Radlyutoue, restoring the issues 



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1334. 3Iemhrane 15 — cont. 

thereof to Elizabeth, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Henry and Elizabeth held jointly at Henry's death the 
manor of Langblaneford, the said lands, and the said manors of the inherit- 
ance of Elizabeth, and that the manor of Langblaneford is held of the king 
in chief by the service of paying \d. to the king at Easter for every service, 
and that the other lands and manors are held of others than the king. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with divers lands in 
Shirbourne and Hile near Shirbourne, restoring the issues thereof, because 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said 
Henry held no lands at his death of the king in chief in that bailiwick by 
reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that he held the said lands of the bishop of Salisbury by divers services, and 
that Alan, Henry's son, is his next heir and aged 12 years. 

Sept. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 

Waltham. proffer which John de Scures, sheriff of Southampton, ought to make at the 
exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, by the attorney whom he 
shall have appointed in his place by his letters patent, notwithstanding the 
king's order to the said John to make his proffer there in person, and not 
to compel John to account for the issues of his bailiwick before Easter next, 
as he is intending divers affairs of the king by his order, wherefore he 
cannot go in person to the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next to 
make his proffer there. By K. and C. 

Sept. 20. To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to distrain Henry, abbot of 
Preaux, for his fealty, as the king has taken his fealty for all the lands 
which he holds of him in England. 

Sept. 24. To the escheators in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wilts and Berks, for 
Westminster, the present or the future. Order not to molest or in any way charge tJie 
prior and convent of Glastonbury during voidances, as the king lately 
granted to the abbot, prior and convent of that place, by his charter, with 
the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and other magnates of the realm, 
that in every voidance of that abbey from whatever cause, the prior and 
convent should have the custody thereof and of its temporalities, with all 
the goods belonging thereto, with full administration and power to dispose 
thereof and ordain as they should think fit, saving to the crown the knight's 
fees and advowsons during a voidance, rendering to the king therefor, in 
each voidance, 1000 marks for a year, and pro rata for a shorter time, or 
for any time beyond a year, if there should be a voidance for such time, so 
that no sheriff, escheator or any bailiff or minister of the king should inter- 
meddle with the custody of the abbey or its possessions by reason of a 
, voidance, except that the escheator or other royal minister for the time 
being, should take a simple seisin of that abbey at the beginning of each 
voidance, in the name of ihe king's royal lordship, and that done, should 
immediately depart thence without taking anything away, so that he should 
not remain there for more than one day by reason of that seisin, nor 
should substitute any one in his place, and the king also granted that if by 
chance he or his heirs should cause an army to be summoned during a 
voidance of that abbey, the said prior and convent should not be bound to 
make any service in that army for their own knight's fees or the knight's 
fees of that abbey then in their hands nor be molested of that service, 
saving only to the king the services of the knight's fees which are held of 
that abbey and which belong to the king in times of a voidance. 

Sept. 21. To William Erneys, escheator in cos. Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, 

Westminster. Derby and Lancaster. Order to cause John de Tibetot, son and heir of 

Payn de Tibetot, tenant-in-chief of the late king, to have full seisin of 



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all the lands of which his father was seised at his death, in his demesne as of 
fee in that bailiwick, as the said John has proved Ids age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage for the lands which his father 
held of the late king in chief, and has rendered them to him. 

By p.s. [8080.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, for the lands in his bailiwick. 

Gilberl de Ledred, escheator in cos. Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, 
for the lands in his baihwick. 

William de Clapham, escheator in cos. York, Northumberland, Cum- 
berland and Westmorland, for the lands in his bailiwick. 



Membrane 14. 

Sept. 24. To William de Monte Acuto and Henry de Ferrariia, keepers oF the 
Wcttiuiuster. islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Seerk and Aureneye, or to him who 
supplies their place. Whereas the late king sought, before Henry Spignel 
and his fellows, justices late in e}'re in these islands, ag.ainst Thomas de 
Estfeld and Alice his wife, a part of the lauds in the island of Gernereye 
which belonged to Master William de Sancto Remigio, and against Dennis le 
Marchaunt and Petronilla his wife, another part of those lauds in the same 
island, and against John le Moigne another part of those lauds in the same 
island, and against Ralph le Moigne another part of those lands in the 
same island, which lands the said William held of Edward I. by certain 
services, and which ought to revert to the late king as his escheats, because 
William committed felony, for which he abjured those islands, and the said 
tenants came and said tliat William died seised of those tenements in his 
demesne as of fee, after whose death they entered them as his kinsmen and 
heirs, and so held them, and that after William had abjured those islands, 
Edward I. pardoned him the said abjuration, and restored his lands, goods 
and chattels to him, and the same tenants said that in the time of the war 
in those islands the said letters of pardon were burned by enemies, where- 
fore they appealed to the chancery rolls of Edward I. for warranty, and 
because these showed nothing special to have been done before the justices 
in the way of pardon, the said lands were taken into the hands of the late 
king, as was found by the record of the said justices, which the late king 
caused to come before him in chancery ; and by inspection of the chancery 
rolls of Edward I. it appears that that king on 14 July in the 22nd year of 
his reign pardoned William the said abjuration of those islands and other 
islands pertaining thereto, which he made in the presence of Thomas de 
Sandewico, sometime inquisitor in those islands, for divers trespasses made 
by him, as was said, and that king granted his firm peace to him therefor, 
and ordered Henry de Cobehara, then keeper of those islands, to dcHver to 
William without delay all the lands which belonged to him and which were 
taken into the king's hands for the aforesaid cause, together with the issues 
thereof ; and although the said abjuration was made for felony and the said 
pardon mentioned that it was made for trespasses and not for felony, by 
which the pardon seemed to be insufficient, the late king granted that not- 
withstanding such defect the said Thomas de Estfeld, Alice, Denys, 
Petronilla, John and Ralph should have those lands in the same manner as 
they had been held before they were taken into the king's hands, and that 
the said pardon should hold good as if it had made mention that the abjura- 
tion was made for felony, chiefly because an abjuration of those islands 
ought not and was not wont to be made except for felony, as the late 



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king wa,s informed ; and the said Tliomas and Denys had no estate in 
those lands except as the husbands of Alice and Petronilla, and Ralph is 
now deceased, as the king has learned, and the said Alice and Petronilla, 
and John and John son and heir of the said Ralph, by their petition before 
the king and his council have besought the king to order certain lands, etc., 
which the said William held, to be restored to them, as all the said lands 
had been delivered to them by Otto de Grandissono, then keeper of those 
islands, by virtue of an order of the late king directing him to do so, except 
the fee of St. Elena, and a close of St. Andrew and 36*. tournois in the 
parish of St. Andrew, proceeding from a certain fee called the fee * Maumark * 
in the island of Gernereye, which the said William held in his demesne as 
of fee at his death, together with the other lands aforesaid ; and because it 
is found by inquisition taken before Robert de Scardeburgh and his fellows, 
justices late in eyre in those islands, that the said William so died seised of 
the said fee, close, etc., which are parcel of the lands recovered before Henry 
Spignell and his said fellows, and which were taken into the king's hands 
by reason of William's felony, and Walter de Weston, supplying the place 
of the keeper of the island of Gernereye, found tliat he had nothing in his 
custody by which the king's right to the said fee, etc., could be maintained, 
the king therefore orders the said keepers to cause the said fee, etc., to be 
delivered to Alice, Petronilla, .John and John according to the terms of the 
late king's letters patent. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 1.3. 

Sept. 13. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause the defects in the great tower 

^Westminster, of Old Sarum and of the king's mills there, which are in great need of 

repair, to be amended and repaired without delay, by the view and testimony 

of four lawful men of Salisbury, up to the sum of 40/. By K. 

To the keeper of the forest of Chuyte. Order to deliver to the sheriff of 
Wilts timber fit for building from the said forest for executing the said 
repairs, by the view and advice of the sheriff, or of him who supplies his 
place. By K. 

The like to the keeper of the pai'k of Mulchet, ' mutatis mutandis.^ 

By K. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clary ndon. Order to deliver to the said 
sheriff the crop of an acre of underwood in that forest for making hurdles 
and sluices at the said mills therewith. By K. 

Sept. 24. To the tenants, both free and others, of co. Chester and of the castles of 
Westminster. Rothelan and Flynt and of other lands which the king lately granted by 
charter to Edward, his eldest son, together with the knights' fees and 
advowsons both in England and Wales. Order to deliver to the said 
Edward the debts and arrears of accounts and other services which are 
owed to the king in the said county or elsewhere by reason of the paid 
county, castles and lands, as the king lately granted to the said earl, his son, 
all corn both in granges and sown in the ground, and armour, victuals, 
animals and other goods and chattels, and the king's stock, both living and 
dead, in those castles, manors and lands, and all the said debts and arrears, 
to be levied for his use. Et erat patens. 

Sept. 2. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Thomas de Tynton, whom 

Westminster, the king has appointed to supervise the buying and purveying of certain 

victuals in that county to be made by the sheriff, to be sent to the Xorth for 

the maintenance of the king and his lieges there, and to see that such pur- 



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Membrane 13 — cont. 

veyin^ is done with diligence, 2s. a day for his wages from the time when 
he met the sheriff, (hiring the time when he was intending the said buying 
and purveying, and returning thence to the king. By K. 

The like to the following, for paying such wages to the following clerks, 
to wit : — 

The sheriff of IN'orfolk and Suffolk, to pay such wages to Ralph de 

"VVylyngham, clerk. 
The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, to pay such wages to 
Edmund de Grymmesby, clerk. 

To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to take the fealty of Beatrice, 
late the wife of Thomas de Milham, which is due to the king, and to deliver 
to her 15 messuages, 10 tofts, a windmill, 166 acres of laud, 5 acres of 
meadow, and 2u5. yearly rent in Ketleston, Little Snoryng and Dounton, 
restoring the issues thereof to her, because the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator that Thomas and Beatrice held the said tene- 
ments and rent jointly at Thomas's death by a fine levied in the court of 
the late king by his licence, and that the said messuages, tofts, mill, land 
and rent are held of the king in chief by the service of paying 3*. 6d. 
yearly at Norwich castle for every service, and that 50 acres of that land 
in Dounton are held of the king as parcel of the manor of Dounton, which 
is held of the king by the service of keeping a falcon of the king at his 
expense. 

To the same. Order to deliver to John, son of Thomas de Milham, a 
messuage, 24 acres of land, and an acre of meadow in Kelleston, restoring 



the issues thereof to him, because the 



king has learned 



by inquisition, 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 27. 

Westminster. 



taken by the escheator, that Thomas de Milham held the said tenements at 
his death, for life, by a fine levied in the king's court, by the gift of John 
de Doujihton, with remainder to John son of the said Thomas and the heirs 
of his body at the death of Thomas, and that the said tenements are held 
of the king in chief by the service of paying Qd. yearly at Norwich 
castle for every service, and that Thomas held no other lands of the king 
in chief, at his death, by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertain to the king, who has taken the fealty of John son of the said 
Thomas, which is due to him in this respect. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Michael 
de Wath, late one of the keepers of the great seal, holding the household 
of the chancery, the arrears of his fee of. wine, which he ought to receive 
from the king by reason of the said household, from 21 August last until 
12 September following. 

To .John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Order not 
to intermeddle further with 8 acres of meadow in Duresleye, restoring the 
issues thereof to John de Berkeleye of Duresleye, kinsman and heir of 
Henry de Berkeleye, as the escheator returned that he had found by in- 
quisition of office that Henry de Berkeleye, who held the manor of 
Duresleye of the late king in chief, gave and granted the said meadow 
to Ralph de Camme and Henry his son, for life, without obtaining the late 
king's licence, wherefore that meadow was taken into the king's hand; 
and afterwards at the prosecution of the said John, beseeching the king 
to cause that meadow to be delivered to him, as the said Henry de 
Berkeley and Ralph and Henry his son were deceased, wherefore that 
meadow ought to revert to John as kinsman and heir of Henry de 
Berkeley, by hereditary right, the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition on the matter, by which it was found that Henry de Berkeleye 



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gave and granted to Raljjh de Camme and to Henry his sou tlie said 
meadow, as parcel of the manor of Duresleye, which the said Henry held 
of the late king in chief as of fee by the service of a knight's fee, with- 
out obtaining the said king's licence, wherefore it was taken into the king's 
hand, and that the said Henry, Ralph and Henry are deceased, and that 
John is next heir of Henry de Berkeleye, and of full age, and that 
Henry de Berkeleye never released that meadow to the said Ralph and Henry 
his son. 

Sept. 30. To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order 
Westminster, to resume the manor of Leixlip (Saliu Salmonis) into the king's hand, 
and to cause it to be restored, together with the issues thereof, to John de 
Grauntsete to hold until the end of his term, as on 31 March, in the 5th 
year of his reign, the king committed to the said John the custody of the 
castle and manor of that place, with the mills, fisheries and other things 
belonging thereto, to hold for the 10 years next following, rendering to the 
king yearly at the exchequer of Dublin the extent thereof, and on the 
17 July last the king granted to Matthew de Eatli the custody of tiie manor 
of Lexlip in Ireland, to hold for 10 years next following, rendering to the 
king yearly at the exchequer the extent thereof, and ordered the justiciary 
to deliver that manor to Matthew, and now John has besought the king to 
cause the manor of Leixlip {Saltu Salmonis) to be restored to him, until the 
end of the said 10 years, as that manor is the same as the manor of Lexlip 
granted to Matthew, which manor the justiciary had delivered to Matthew 
by virtue of the king's order. By C. 

To Matthew de Bath. Concurrent mandate, ' mutatis mutandis^ to amove 
his hand from the said manor and to restore the issues thereof to the said 
John, and to allow John to have that manor until the end of his term. 

ByC. 

Sept. 30. To the collectors, etc., in the port of London. Whereas the merchants 
WestminKter. of the realm, on account of great and arduous affairs of the king for the 
defence of the kingdom against the Scots and for other necessary things, 
lately granted the king 10s. on every sack of wool and on every 300 wool- 
fells to be taken out of the kingdom, and 20s. on each last of hides also to be 
taken out of the kingdom, to be received by merchants, both denizen and 
alien, beyond the ancient customs from 14 May in the 7tli year of the king's 
reign for the year next following, wherefore the king ordered the collectors 
to levy the said custom from the merchants and to answer for it at the 
exchequer, and afterwards, on account of certain causes which happened in 
that affair to the king's harm, the king ordered the collectors to levy the 
said custom and answer for it as aforesaid, and now at the request of the 
community of the realm in the present parliament at Westminster showing 
that the levying of this money is very harmful to the people of the kingdom, 
the king ordered the collectors to supersede the levying of this custom, and 
from the plaint of John de Pnlteneye, mayor of London, the king has 
learned that whereas .lolin caused a certain ship to be loaded with 58 sacks 
and 22 cloves of wool, after the said 7th year, in the said port, to be taken 
thence to parts beyond, and having paid the ancitnt custom due thereupon, 
the continuation of the said increment not then having been proclaimed in 
that port, the collectors exacted the increment from John for that wool and 
distrained him for it, the king therefore orders the collectors that if this is 
so, they shall supersede the demand which they have made on John for the 
increment of the said wool and cause John to be released from any distraint 
made for that cause. By C. 

Sept. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 

Westminster, acquit Matilda, late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, tenant in 



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Membrane 13 — cont. 

chief, of 30/. 2*. 4^^., as she has besought the king that whereas she was 
impeded for a great time after the death of the earl from obtaining her dower, 
because the king's ministers in Ireland were not able to take inquisitions 
on the extents of the lands which belonged to the earl at his death, by 
reason of the wars in these parts, and during the whole of that time the 
king received all the issues of those lands, to be pleased to remit and pardon 
her for the said sum, which she owed to the king for the time when she 
had the custody, by the king's commission, of the manor of Northfaubrig, co. 
Essex, and of certain lands in Shire, co. Surrey, of the manor of Whaddon, 
CO. Buckingham, and of 10/. O*. 9|rf. rent in Burton near Aylesbury in the 
same county, which belonged to the earl at his death, and which were iu 
the king's hand by reason of the minority of the earl's heir, according to 
their extents, which are extended at 72/. 4«. 8^</., rendered yearly at the 
exchequer, and the king has pardoned the countess for the said sum of 
36/. 2s. 4:{d. By p.s. [8172, 8173.] 

To the same. Order to cause John de Cobeham and Thomas de 
Faversham, late keepers of the temporalities of the archbishop of Canter- 
bury, being in the king's hand, to have due allowance in their account at 
the exche(juer for 50/. which they have paid to John Baroncelh, merchant 
of the society of the Peruzzi, charging the said merchants therewith, if they 
ought so to be charged, and if the said sum is found to have been paid, upon 
view of the king's writ and of the indenture of receipt, as the king ordered 
the said John and Thomas, by writ of privy seal, to pay 1,000 marks from 
the issues of the said temporalities to the merchants of that society, to do 
therewith what the kiqg had ordered them to do, by virtue of which order 
John and Thomas have paid 50/. of the said 1,000 marks to John Baroncelli 
in his name and in the name of his fellows. 



Membrane 12. 

Sept. 30. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan, 20/. for 
"Westminster. Michaelmas term last from the issues of that bailiwick, in accordance with 
the king's grant to her of 40/., to be received yearly from the issues of co. 
York by the hands of the sheriff there for the time being, in aid of her 
maintenance until the king shall make other provision concerning her 
estate. 

Sept. 30. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
[Westminster, elected in place of John le Fermer, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Sept. 21. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of 

Westminster. London. Order to supersede the exaction and levying of a custom of 10*. 
on each sack of wool and on every 300 wool-fells and of 20*. on each last of 
hides, beyond the ancient custom, permitting all merchants, both alien and 
denizen, to cross freely to parts beyond with their wool, wool-fells and hides, 
after having paid the custom due, as the parliament at Westminster has 
shown that the people of the kingdom are much damaged by the said custom, 
although the merchants of the kingdom had granted the said new custom to 
the king on account of great and arduous affairs in the defence of the realm 
against the Scots and other necessary causes, which custom the king had 
ordered the collectors to levy. l>y K. and C. 

The like to the following collectors in the following ports, to wit ; 
The collectors, etc. in the port of Bishop's Lenne. 
The collectors, etc. in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors, etc. in the port of Southampton. 
The collectors, etc. in the port of Boston. 

96717. R 



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1334. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



The collectors, etc. 
The collectors, etc. 
The collectors, etc. 
The collectors, etc. 
The collectors, etc. 
The collectors, etc. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. 
in the port of Hertilpol. 
in the port of Bristol, 
in the port of Sandwich, 
in the port of Chichester. 



To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
deliver to Adam, late bishop of Worcester and now bishop of Winchester, 
divers manors and lands in that bailiwick whicli are of the inheritance of 
Laurence son and heir of John de Hastynges, tenant in chief of the late 
king, a minor in the king's wardship, together with the issues thereof, to 
be held according to the tenor of the king's letters patent, as in allowing 
certain debts which the king owed to Adam, the king granted to him divers 
manors and lands in divers counties of the realm to be held under a certain 
form, and although afterwards the said manors and lands were taken into 
the king's hand for certain reasons, the king wishes to show favour to the 
bishop in this respect. By. p.s. [8141.] 

The like to the following : 

Robert Selyman, escheator in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, 

Bedford and Buckingham. By the same writ, 

Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall 

and Devon. By the same writ. 

To Hugh de Sancto Johanne. Order to deliver to the bishop of Win- 
chester the manors of Newenton and Hauekele, co. Southampton, which 
are of the inheritance of the said Laurence, together with the issues thereof, 
to be held according to the tenor of the king's letters patent, although the 
king lately granted the custody of these manors to Hugh to hold under a 
certain form, because the king has granted them to the said bishop in 
part satisfaction of certain debts which the king owes to him. 

By the same writ. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to pay to 
Ralph de Dodlesfold, from 28 March last, such wages as Alexander le 
Peyntou[r], deceased, received as supervisor of the king's works in that castle 
and in the manor and park of Wyndesore and for the palings and hays 
about the new and old park of Wyndesore, and in the manor of Kenyngton 
and for the enclosure, wall and paling about Kenyngton park, and to pay 
such wages henceforth as long as Ralph remains in that office, from the 
ismes of that bailiwick, as on the said 28 March the king granted that 
ollice to Rulph to hold during pleasure, receiving the accustomed wages in 
the same as Alexander, who lately held that office, was wont to receive 
them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king owes 
to the following merchants the following sums of money, to wit : to William 
Corteys, 24/. lis. lOd.; to John de Lougevill, 51. 9s. 3d.; to Thomas de 
Kynton, 9/. 17s. 5d. ; to Roger de Braye, 10/, 8s. 2^d. ; to John Genepe, 
6/, 19s. Qd.; to John de Effene, 11/. 8s. 9d.; and to John Crouke, 
12/. 17s., lent to the king by those merchants in the port of London by the 
hands of the collectors of the custom of wool there, as may appear by divers 
letters patent under tiie seal called ' coket,' which the merchants have in 
their possession, as they assert; and the said merchants have besought the 
king to order payment of the said sums, or a competent assignment to be 
made to them; the ki ng orders the treasufer and barons of the exchequer to 
pay the said sums to the attorney of those merchants bearing the king's 



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1334. Membrane 12 — cont. 

said letters patent, or to cause him to have a competent assignment in the 
name of the merchants, notwithstanding any other order to the contrary. 

ByK. 
To the same. Whereas the kinjj owes the followinor sums to the follow- 
ing merchants, to wit : to John de Cannewyk of Lincoln, 10 marks 9*. 3d. ; 
to Godestalc del Wold, 35 marks Is. 8d. ; to John Walkeryn of Malyn, 
110*. 10c?. ; to John Neve of Spaklyng, 9 marks, lent by them to the king in 
the port of London by the hands of the collectors of the custom of wool 
there, as may fully appear by divers letters patent under the ' coket ' seal, 
which the merchants have in their possession as they assert; and the said mer- 
chants have besought the king to order payment or a competent assignment 
to be made to them ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the 
attorney of those merchants beariugthe said letters patent to have payment 
of these sums, or competent assignment in another place in the name of the 
merchants, charging those who ought to be charged in this respect. By K. 

To William de Horewod, fermor of the manor of Cosseham, co. Wilts. 
Order to expend up to 50/. in the construction of the hall and in repairing 
and amending other houses in that manor, beyond those 50/. which the king 
ordered him to spend there on such construction and reparation from the ferm 
of that manor, by the view and testimony of Robert Selyman, escheator in that 
county. By K. 

Sept. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause due 
Westminster, allowance to be made in his account to William de Horewod for what he 
shall be found to have expended on the construction of the hall and repair- 
ing of the houses of the manor of Cossham, up to 50/. beyond those 50/. 
which the king formerly ordered to be allowed to him for a like purpose, by 
viitue of the preceding order. 

To the same. Order to discharge and acquit John son of George de 
Rupe, of Ireland, of 10/. which he owes to the king at the exchequer, of 
tho.se 200 marks at Avhich his father was amerced because he did not come 
when summoned to the parliament of the late king in the 20th year of his 
reign, and to the parliament at Dublin in the 2nd year of the present king's 
reign, which sum of 10/. is exacted of John by summons of the exchequer, 
as the king has pardoned John that debt. By p.s. [8208.] 

Sept. 3. To the abbot of Waltham. Order to pay to William de Clyntou 50/. of 

Clarendon, the yearly ferm of 50/. which the abbot is bound to render to the king at the 
exchequer in part satisfaction of 134/. 20c?. which the king owes to William, 
to wit, 100/. for the maintenance of Laurence, son and heir of John de 
Hastynges, tenant in chief of the late king, a minor in the king's wardship, 
who is in the company of William by the king's order, and 34/. 2Cd. 
for his passages to Prance and returning thence, and other costs incurred 
by him in the king's service by his order, and William lias besought the 
king to cause payment of the said sum to be made to him. By p.s. 

Like order to Peter Barde, bailiff of Sandwich, to pay 65/. from the 
issues of the ferm of that town to the same William. By the same writ. 

Like order to John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, 
Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining, 
to pay 19/. 20d. from tlie issues of that bailiwick to the same William. 

By the same writ. 

Sept. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to 
Westminster. Thomas de Brochull, late sheriff of Kent, in his account at the cxchetiuer 
for the issues of that county, 100.s., which he had expended on the construc- 
tion of three places for the pleas of the justices in the last eyre in that 

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county, by the order of Geoffrey Lescrop, then chief justice of the said 
eyre, as Thomas has besought the king to cause such allowance to be made 
to him, and the king has granted his req.uest, because he has learned from 
the testimony of Geoffrey that the premises contain the truth. By K. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Westminster. Roger de Horsele has besought the king to cause allowance to be made to 
him for the debts which he shall be found to owe to the king after 
rendering his account, in the debts owed to him, and to order the 
remaining debts to be paid to him, as the late king owed to Roger certain 
sums of money, as appears by bills of the late king's wardrobe and 
other evidences, for which sums Roger has not hitherto received any pay- 
ment or other satisfaction, as he asserts, and he is now accounting before 
the treasurer and barons for the time when he was constable of the late king 
of the castle of Baumburgh ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to view the said bills and evidences and to cause the said Roger to 
have payment or an allowance as aforesaid, receiving the said bills and 
evidences from Roger, and charging with the sums so allowed and paid to 
Roger those who ought to be charged therewith. By K. and C. 



Membrane 11. 

Sept. 28. To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order not to intermeddle further with 
certain lands in Neuton, co. Suffolk, which belonged to Robert de Reymes, 
restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Robert held no lands at his death of the late 
king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king, but that he held the said lands of Robert de Houtotby certain services. 

Sept. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John de 
Westminster. Thorp, whom William Muschet, sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, has 
deputed in his place to make his proffer in his place at the exchequer on the 
morrow of Michaelmas next, for this purpose, notwithstanding the king's 
late order to the sheriff directing him to make his proffer at the exchequer 
in person, because the king has charged William to buy and purvey 1,000 
quarters of wheat and 1,500 quarters of oats from the issues of that baili- 
wick, within that bailiwick, and to cause them to be taken to Berwick-upon- 
Tweed on the octaves of Michaelmas next for the maintenance of the king 
in his lieges, wherefore William cannot be present to make his proffer at the 
exchequer on the said day. By K. 

Sept. 18. To the same. Order to receive Roger de Depham and John de 
Westminster. Hardyngham, clerks, in the place of John Hamound and William 
Haunsard, sheriffs of London and Middlesex, to make their proffer and 
render their account at the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, 
notwithstanding the king's late order directing the said sheriffs to be in 
person at the exchequer and have their proffer there, because the said 
sheriffs are intending divers affairs of the king both for preserving his peace 
in that city and for executing other orders sent to them by him, wherefore 
they cannot make their proffer or render their account in person at the 
exchequer on the said day, and have attornied in their place the said clerks 
to make their proffer and render their account at the exchequer in their 
name. By K. 

Oct. 1. To Thomas de Foxele, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to deliver 

Westminster, from the issues of that bailiwick to the chaplains celebrating divine service 



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Sept. 4. 
Waltham. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

in the chapel there, from Michaelmas last to Michaelmas next, the bread, 
wine, oil and other small necessaries for the maintenance of the said 
services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive him 
whom John de Tjcheburn, sheriff of Wilts, shall depute in his place by his 
letters patent, to make his proffer at the exchequer on the morrow of 
Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the king's late order directing that 
sheriff to be at the exchequer in person and have his proffer there, as the 
said John is intending divers affairs of the king, bj his order, wherefore he 
cannot attend at the exchequer on the said day to make his proffer there. 

Like order to the same in favour of John de Scures, sheriff of South- 
ampton. 

To the same. Order to receive him whom John de Fremyngham, sheriff 
of Kent, shall put in his place by his letters patent, to make his proffer at 
the exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, notwithstanding the 
king's late order directing the sheriff to be in person at the exchequer to 
have his proffer there, as John is intending divers affairs of the king, by his 
order, in those parts, wherefore he cannot make his proffer there in person 
on the said day. By K. 

To the same. Order to cause Ralph de Wedon, sheriff of Bedford and 
Buckingham, to have respite until the quinzaiue of Easter next, for render- 
ing his account for the issues of his bailiwick, unless the king orders other- 
wise, as Ralph is at present detained by such infirmity that he cannot 
travel, and yet he is charged with the expedition of divers affairs of the 
king, wherefore he cannot be present in person at the exchequer on the 
present quinzaine of Michaelmas to render his said account. 

Vacated because on the dorse. 

To John de Scures and John de Hampton, late keepers of the bishopric 
of Winchester, being in the king's hand. Order to pay to the prior of 
St. Swythun's, Winchester, 30 marks rent from the last fair of the bishop 
of Winchester of St. Giles without Winchester, as has hitherto been done, 
as the said prior has shown to the king that Henry, sometime bishop of 
Winchester, by his charter, gave and granted to the prior and convent of 
that place 30 marks, to be received yearly from the rents of the said fair 
for the repairing and amending of the said church, and several succeeding 
bishops of that place had ratified and confirmed that donation by their 
charters, and the late king had also confirmed the said gifts and grants by 
his charter, and the prior and his predecessors had always received the said 
30 marks from the time of that donation from the rents of the fair, until 
the fair came into the king's hands by the translation of J. late bishop of 
that place to the archbishopric of Canterbury, and the said keepers have 
hitherto delated to pay that rent to the said prior, whereupon the prior has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to Bertrand de la More, the 
king's Serjeant at arms, 10 marks for Michaelmas term next from the ferm 
of that city, in accordance with the late king's grant to Bertrand of 10 marks 
for his good service, to be received yearly from that ferm by the hands of 
the sheriffs of London for the time being, for life. 

To Thomas de Foxele, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John le Venour, keeper of Kenynton park, taking \^d. daily, the arrears of 
such wages from the time the said Thomas waa constable, and to pay such 
wages henceforth as long as he shall be constable and as John shall have 
the said custody, from the issues of that bailiwick. By K. 



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Sept. 30. To the chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to cause each of the king's 
Westminster, castles in North Wales to be provided with victuals, artillery and other 
garniture, which is necessary, from the issues of that bailiwick up to the 
sum of 20/. without delay, by the view and testimony of Stephen le Blount 
and Ambrose de Novo Burgo, whom the king is sending to those parts for 
that and other causes ; and if the issues of the bailiwick are not at present 
sufficient for doing the premises, then to buy such victuals, armour and 
garniture in places in that bailiwick where it can most conveniently be 
done, without delay, with the king's money, arranging (statuend') certain 
terms with those from whom they are bought, and to cause the said castles 
to be thoroughly provided before All Saints next by the view of the said 
Stephen and Ambrose. By K. and C. 

l^Foedera.^ 

The like to the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn for furnishing the castles in 
South Wales. By the same warrant. 

[Ibid.] 

Sept. 26. To William de Rosteleye, escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, 
Westminster. Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford. Order to cause John, sou and heir of 
John de Brianceon, tenant in chief of the late king, to have full seisin of all 
the lands of which his father was seised in his demesne as of fee in that 
bailiwick at his death, because John has proved his age before the escheator 
and the king has taken John's homage for all the lands which his father held 
in chief of the late king. By p.s. [8155.] 

Sept. 24. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of William Gernoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

By p.s. [8118.] 

Sept. 25. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to James de Kyngeston, the king's 
Westminster, clerk, for his wages after 20 days, for which he has already been paid, 
3s. for every day on which he has intended the king's business in that county, 
and for returning thence to the king, as the king sent James to that county 
and to cos. Lincoln and Northumberland, to supervise the choosing of seven 
ships of war of those counties and for the election of as many mariners and 
others of those counties as should be necessary for the manning of those 
ships, and for doing certain other things enjoined upon him by the king, 
who caused 60s. to be delivered to James for his wages for 20 days, to wit, 
at 3s. a day, beginning from the 28 September next, for his expenses, by 
the hands of John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. 

Sept. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Wherea? John sou of 
Westminster. Peter de Draycote was lately convicted of a certain false oath made by him 
and others in an inquisition taken at Westminster before William de Bereford 
and his fellows, justices of the Bench of the late king, by his writ, between 
Ralph de Camoys, demandant, and Walter son of Lucy de Meryet, tenant, 
concerning the manor of Bradeford near Taunton, except certain tenements 
in that manor, before William de Herle and his fellows, justices of the 
Bench, by a certain jury of 24 knights, in which the said John placed 
himself, and for that reason was imprisoned in the Flete and his goods and 
chattels were forfeited, and his lands were seised into the king's hands, and 
John made a fine with the king by 471. for that which belongs to the king 
for the said imprisonment and the estripment of the said lands, and for having 
his goods and chattels again, and for the issues of his lands received in the 
meantime, and the king of his favour has granted that John shall pay the 
said 47/. in sums of 100s. yearly, until the debt is discharged ; the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to cause John to have the said 



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terms, restoring his goods and chattels and the issues of his lands to him, 
and releasing him from any distraint made for the aforesaid reason. 

By p.s. [8133.] 

Sept. 26. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to restore to Philip Heryng, clerk, with- 
Westminster. out delay, his lauds goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hand on his being indicted before the justices of gaol delivery at Canter- 
bury for the theft of a cow from Thomas le Slyngere, and also for having 
feloniously received Robert le Synyere, knowing him to be a thief, as Philip 
has purged his innocence before J. archbishop of Canterbury, the diocesan, 
to whom he was delivered by the said justices in accordance with the 
privilege of the clergy. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to super- 
Westminster, sede the demaud made upon Simon son of Richard, Elizabeth his wife, John 
de Bermyngeham, Joan his wife and Margery, sister of Elizabeth and Jean, 
John le Blound, William Cadel, William de More, William Burnel and Adam 
de Stanton by summons of the exchequer for 89/. Os. 4(7. and to cause them to 
be discharged and acquitted thereof at the exchequer ; as at their prosecution 
by their petition before the king and his council in parliament, showing that 
Thomas son of Owereus, father of the said Elizabeth, Joan and Margery 
whose heirs they are, and the said John le Blount, William, William, William 
and Adam had lately become pledges for William de Vescy for 95/. for his 
relief for the lands which he held of Edward I. in chief in Ireland, and the 
said William de Vescy afterwards rendered all the said lands, on which the 
relief was OAving, to the said king, who was seised of them for no short 
time, and who afterwards granted them to Thomas, formerly earl of 
Kildare, by which the said lands were discharged of the said 95/. due for 
the relief, and the treasurer and barons had exacted 95/. from Simon, 
Elizabeth, John, Joan, Margery, John, William Cadel, William de More, 
William Burnel and Adam, by summons of the exchequer, for the said 
relief, and had distrained them for it; the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer to 
inquire into the matter, and they returned that it was found by the 
inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer that William 
de Vescy made his relief for his lands in Ireland in the 20th year of 
the reign of Edward I. by 100/., and that William held those lands 
after his said rehef until 18 February in the 25th year of the reign of 
Edward I., at which time he rendered those lands to the said king ; and 
that the late king by his charter, dated 14 May, in the 9th year of his 
reign, granted those lands to John son of Thomas, late earl of Kildare, 
and that 89/. Os. 4c?. are still owing to the king thereof, and the king 
does not consider it just that the said Simon, etc. should be charged 
■with the debts by reason of their pledge for the said 100/. for the relief 
of the lands which were rendered into the hands of Edward I. and were 
afterwards granted by the late king to the said earl. By C. 



Membrane 10. 

Sept. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Westminster, allowance to be made to Walter Cusak and Amicia his wife, executors oi 
the will of Nigel de Brun, escheator in Ireland of the late king, for the 
debts which Walter owes to the king, in 43/., which the king owes to 
them for a certain surplus in an account for the time when Nigel was 
escheator, rendered by those executors at the exchequer, if upon examina- 
tion of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer it is found that the taid 



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1334. 



Oct. 1. 
"Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

St. Albans. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

43Z. is owing to Walter and Amicia, as Walter and Araicia have besought 
the king to cause such allowance to be made to them. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Order 
to pay to William de Emeldon, — whom the king is sending to that 
town to enrol the names of all those who have the king's letters of pardon 
for felonies and trespasses, by reason of the war of Scotland, and who are 
about to come to that town at the octaves of Michaelmas next by reason 
of the king's proclamation made in every county of the kingdom, — 3*. from 
the issues of those customs, for every day spent by him in this service, 
for his expenses, counting from 3 October next, inclusive, on which day 
he will begin his journey to that town, and for so long as he shall stay 
there, intending that affair, and in returning to the king, notwithstanding 
any order from the king directing them to pay the money of those customs 
otherwise. By C. 

To Edward de Bohun, justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to receive him whom Thewelinus Waghhan, bailiff of 
the ' ryngeldshep ' of the comote of Penthlyn, shall attorney in his place to 
do that which belongs to his bailiwick, as the said Thewelinus is now about 
to set out to Scotland in the king's service. By p.s. [8183.] 

To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
William de Monte Acuto, holding the castle and lordship of Old Ros and 
the liberty of Catherlach, in Ireland, has besought the king to cause his 
hand to be amoved from the baronies of Keyr and Kelves, which are held 
of the said William, as by reason of the said lordship and liberty William 
ought to have the custody of all the lands which are held of him as of the 
said lordship and liberty, although the tenants of the same lands in that land 
held of the king in chief, and of the said baronies, which Thomas de Dene, 
deceased, held as of the said lordship and liberty, and which have been taken 
into the king's hands by the escheator of Ireland by reason of the minority of 
Thomas's heir ; the king therefore orders the justiciary to convoke before 
him those of the council whom he shall see fit to call, and to inspect the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer there, touching the premises, and 
if it appears by inspection of the same or by inquisition that William ought 
to have the custody of those lands of right as of the said lordship and 
liberty although the tenants of those lands held of the king elsewhere in 
that land in chief, and that the said baronies are held of William as of the 
same lordship and liberty, then to cause full and speedy justice to be done 
to William in this matter. By C. 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay by 
indenture to Stephen le Blount and Ambrose de Novo Burgo, whom the 
king has appointed to supervise the castles of North and South Wales, and 
the defects in them, and the conduct of certain of the king's ministers 
there and divers other things, 8*. a day for their wages, to wit 4*. each, 
for their expenses, from the issues of that bailiwick, from 10 October, 
next, when they will start on their journey to those parts, and for so 
long as they shall remain in North Wales in prosecuting the said affairs. 

By C. 

To the chamberlain of South Wales. Like order in favour of the said 
Stephen and Ambrose for the payment to them of 4*. a day each for their 
expenses from the time when they arrive in South Wales, as long as they 
stay there, and in departing thence to the king. By C. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Oto, lord of Kuyk, or his attorney, 125/. for 
Michaelmas term last from the issues of that custom, in accordance with 



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Oct. 6. 
Walsingham. 



Oct. 4. 

St. Albans. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Oct, 3. 

St. Albans. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cunt. 

the king's grant to hira of 250/. to be received yearly from the issues of 
those customs by the hands of the collectors of the same, for the time being. 
\^Fcedera.'\ 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the said collectors in their account, for 125/., which they 
have paid to Oto, lord of Kuyk, by virtue of the preceding order, if 
it is so. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John de Broghton the arrears of his wages as keeper of the gate of Wyn- 
desore park and of the manor in that park, from the time of the constable's 
appointment, and to pay such wages henceforth as long as he is constable 
there, as the late king committed that office of keeper to John, to hold for 
life, to receive there as much as Laurence de Bassote, deceased, who had 
that custody, received for the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge and 
acquit the abbess and nuns of the order of St. Clare, without Aldgate, 
London, of 15/. 16s. which are exacted of them by summons of the exche- 
quer for divers tenths granted to the king and his father by the pope and 
the clergy of England, as the king, having compassion on the poverty of 
the abbess and nuns, has pardoned them the said sum. By K. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and Avool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to Dinus Forcetti and 
Alexander de Bard is and their fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Bardi of Florence, staying in that city, his attorneys in this matter, 
500 marks for Michaelmas term last in accordance with the king's grant to 
John of 1000 marks, to be received yearly from the issues of the said 
custom by the hands of the collectors of the same for the time being. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the said collectors in their account, for 500 marks which 
they have paid to John de Hanonia by virtue of the preceding order, if 
it is so. 

To the same. Order to discharge and acquit Roger de SheflFeld of 
40 marks lor the ferm of the church of Kirkeby Fletham, co. Tork, which 
belonged to the order of Knights Templars, charging therewith the heirs 
and executors of the will of Roger de Wyngefeld, and the tenants of the 
lands which belorged to Roger; as Roger de Sheffeld has besought the 
king by his petition before him and his council in the last parliament at 
York, to provide him with a remedy, although his writ has been taken 
away from him, as he held the said church, which came into the late king's 
hands by the cession of the said order, for rendering a certain ferm to tlie 
late king, and had paid 40 marks of that ferm by reason of a writ of the 
late king under the privy seal, which writ had been taken away from hira 
by the Scots at Strivelyn, to Roger de Wyngefeld, deceased, then clerk of 
the late king's chamber and receiver of the money coming to that chamber 
of the issues of the lands of the said order, as appears by an indenture 
made thereupon between the said Roger and Roger under the seal of 
Roger de Wyngefeld ; and the said 40 marks are exacted of Roger de 
Sheffeld by summons of the exchequer, and he has been several times 
distrained for the reasons aforesaid; and iho king has granted Roger's 
petition because R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Richard de 
Ayreinyn, canon in the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, have testified before 
the king and his council in the said parliament, that 40 marks were paid by 
Roger de Sheffeld to Roger de Wyngefeld as aforesaid. 



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1334. Membrane 10 — cont. 

Oct. 24. To the same. Order to cause due allowance to be made to William de 

York. Monte Acuto, fermor of the manors of Wodestok and Hanebergh, in his 
farm for the said manors, for the expenses which he or he who supplies his 
place shall be found to have incurred in repairing and amending the houses, 
mills and ponds of the said manors, and straw and what is necessary for 
the sustenance for the king's wild animals {ferarum) there, and for the 
ditching and hedging of a meadow there, and for the reconstruction of a 
house there beyond the gate in the new wall, between the manor of 
Wodestok and the park there, and for the elevation of a chamber there 
called ' Rosamound ' and the roofing of the flat top (cristam platam) 
thereof with timber and lead, and for making a hod of lime {odam 
calcis) for the maintenance of the said manors, and for raising the heads 
of the king's ponds, and for repairing the causeys about the said manors, 
which are destroyed and broken down, and for finding straw, oats and 
other things necessary for the maintenance of the king's stud in Wodestok 
park, and for paying the wages of the keepers of the stud there, and 
ft3*. yearly to a chaplain celebrating divine services in the manor of 
Wodestok, and 2c?. daily to two park-keepers and a janitor for each 
of them, and \d. daily to a gardener, which the king ordered the said 
William to do by the view and testimony of Adam Mundy and Richard 
Miriwedre, and which the said William has done as appears by divers 
indentures made between him, or him who supplies his place, and the said 
Adam and Richard, and Roger, a chaplain, and the said park-keepers, 
janitor and gardener. [^Fcedera.^ 

To John de Peyto, the younger, escheator in cos. Hereford, Gloucester, 
Worcester, Salop, Stafford and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to 
cause William, son and heir of William le Mareschal of Kyngestanle, 
tenant in chief, to have full seisin of all the lands of which his father was 
seised in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, at his death, as the said 
William has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
homage for all the lands which his fath